Dr. Seuss in the Classroom

Explore the works of Dr. Seuss, such as Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches and Egg, The Sneetches and Other Stories, The Lorax, The Butter Battle Book, and Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. Each story lesson includes reading questions, multiple text prompts and activities, writing prompts, and listening and speaking activities all of which recognized by Common Core standards.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday by performing one, few, or all of these storybook lessons with your class
  • Examine your class' needs and conduct specific lessons when particular themes such as bullying, or compassion and forgiveness need to be addressed
  • Create a flipped classroom assignment by instructing scholars to visit the link provided to familiarize themselves with the works of Dr. Seuss 
Classroom Considerations
  • Preview the lesson for material needed as every lesson is different 
  • Visit the library to obtain a copy, or download each title
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website.It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Every activity description is accompanied by its corresponding Common Core standard
  • A link to obtain Dr. Seuss audio books is listed on the second page 
  • Games and additional information can be found by following the link on the last page
  • Each lesson addresses one or more of the following themes: compassion and forgiveness, perseverance, competition, prejudice, technology and modernization, stewardship, freedom, identity, faithfulness, fear, greed, friendship, power, transformation, and pride


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