Our Dr. Seuss Lesson Plan introduces student to the life and contributions of Dr. Seuss. Students are able to list facts about his life and explain his significance in history. This engaging lesson includes the design of a poster advertisement to familiarize students with Dr. Seuss’ books, as well as a group presentation of the created poster.
Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction
- Read a Dr. Seuss book to the class. (Display several if possible.) Ask students: Who is Dr. Seuss? Do you think he is a doctor? Have you ever seen a picture of him?
- Allow for responses and discussion. Ask students if they like his books. Ask: What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?
- Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce Dr. Seuss.
- Distribute Dr. Seuss content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Save the final question for lesson closing. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
- Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions. Pair students. The activity helps the students become aware of Dr. Seuss titles. (Option: Once each title is formed, students choose 1 or 2 titles, create a poster advertising the book. Actual Seuss books may be used as a guide.)
- Once completed, students read aloud the titles, or present the completed advertisement poster to the class. One extra title not shown in the content is included. (If I Ran a Circus) (The optional activity may be for older students.)
- Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.
- Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.
- In closing, ask: What questions would you have asked Dr. Seuss if you had ever met him in person?
- Allow for responses and discussion. Ask students to share what they think some of Dr. Seuss’ answers would have been to the questions.
- Allow for further responses and discussion.
- Ask students to name a favorite Dr. Seuss book, if they have one.
- Allow for responses and discussion.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7
Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions.
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