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Showing posts with label Dr. Seuss. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dr. Seuss. Show all posts

Recreating the Setting


We've been enjoying Dr. Seuss all week!  We've had lots of great discussions on his use of nonsense words and rhyme.  I've read several of his books this week, and the kids are starting to realize that even though most of his stories are made of silly words, silly characters and silly situations, he has some real things to say in his stories.

Today we read The Lorax.  It's one of my favorites, and it has something important to tell us.




As I read, the children were very enthusiastic, and I had lots of great comments throughout the book.  They realized real fast there were similarities between this book and the book I read last week for the Booking Across America project, A River Ran Wild.  (Also dealt with damage to the environment.)


After a great discussion on Dr. Seuss and his lessons, the children paired up and made some great structures based on The Lorax.  Some were designed to look like the factory of the Once-lers, others made Truffula Trees, and others made the creatures so beautifully created by Dr. Seuss.

Check out their structures!  Don't you just love kids creating with blocks?


Here's a Truffula Tree

Here's the factory of the Once-lers.

Here's a machine of the Once-lers.


Here's what the land looked like before the Once-lers destroyed it.

Here are some Truffula Trees.

Here are some of the Once-ler factory workers.

I hope you've been enjoying Read Across America week as much as I've been!

Celebrate the King of Nonsense

Read Across America Day is coming up!  
Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss on March 2nd!

Celebrate the King of Nonsense! Ideas, books, and resources to celebrate Dr. Seuss in the classroom. It includes a nonsense word freebie!

We'll be celebrating the whole week of his birthday!

Dr. Seuss was the master of rhyme and nonsense.  In his books, if he didn't have a word that rhymed that fit, he made one up!  And he did it well! Just look at this list of some of my favorite Dr. Seuss books! (Each image is a link to Amazon.)
                                     


So, how do I celebrate Dr. Seuss?  With Nonsense words, of course!  I have this board game freebie with 24 CVC, CCVC or CVCC Nonsense words  Click the image to download the freebie.

Nonsense Word Game Freebie

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Nonsense-Word-Board-Game-Freebie-5262136?utm_source=blog%20post%20dr%20seuss&utm_campaign=nonsense%20word%20freebie

 
Want to have the kids practice more than just short vowel words?  
This extended version has 30 short vowel words, 18 long vowel words, and 18 vowel pairs and R controlled vowels. Click the image for the link to this resource.

Nonsense Word Sort and Game Board


Looking for a little more about Dr. Seuss? Try these two activities in this Science and Social Studies freebie! 


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Science-and-Social-Studies-Activities-for-March-Sampler-5264921?utm_source=blog%20post%20march&utm_campaign=S%20and%20SS%20March%20Sampler
 



Celebrate the King of Nonsense! Ideas, books, and resources to celebrate Dr. Seuss in the classroom. It includes a nonsense word freebie!

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