The Lorax

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The Lorax speaks for the trees—it's up to us to listen! Use a comprehension guide to frame a viewing of the film The Lorax and to discuss the Lorax's message to the movie's viewers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the questions from the second part of the worksheet as a longer reflection activity
  • Show the movie after reading the book in class
  • Bring the lesson into a unit on protecting the environment or when celebrating Earth day
Classroom Considerations

  • Questions are based on The Lorax, the animated film from 2012, not its source material by Dr. Seuss
  • Most questions cover basic comprehension, not deeper meanings or theme exploration
  • Images are in color and may not be as visible if printed in black and white
Pros

  • Provides two lines per question, encouraging learners to write in full sentences
  • Connects well with concepts from environmental science, including biotic components of the Lorax's ecosystem
Cons

  • None