Unit Study with Dr.
Dr. Seuss books present the perfect opportunity to let your child's (and yours
as well) imagination run wild. Have fun with this unit study...almost anything
than using the books themselves, I would recommend On the Loose With Dr. Seuss
by Shirley Cook. There are activities to go along with almost any of the Dr.
Seuss books and as the book was designed to develop reading, writing, and
thinking skills this book can be used with the upper elementary student as well
as with the preschool level. (ISBN 0-86530-233-2)
Seuss Page for Teachers: http://web.olivet.edu/gradusers/kpatchet/
Hurst/Dr. Seuss: http://www.carolhurst.com/authors/drseuss.html
to Dr. Seuss: http://www.primate.wisc.edu/people/hamel/seuss.html
reading the Dr. Seuss books with your children is a fun activity!
green eggs and ham for breakfast: Make your normal scrambled eggs recipe,
but add a good dose of green food coloring before you begin to cook them.
When you serve them as a surprise, watch their faces!
the biography of Dr. Seuss: http://www.seuss.org/seuss/seuss.bio.html
to some .wav (sound files) online of Seuss material: http://www.afn.org/~afn15301/seussfiles/wavs.html
some of the earlier works of Dr. Seuss: http://www.afn.org/~afn15301/seussfiles/early.html
go along with the book If I Ran the Zoo you could take a trip to the zoo or
design your own zoo and make up unusual animals to live there. Or, you could
learn about endangered animals and populate your zoo with them.
go along with The Cat in the Hat you could make up a clean schedule. Talk
about how important it is to keep things clean and what are the consequences
when you don't.
the story Yertle the Turtle and then talk about how important it is to stand
up for what we believe in despite with others may say or do.
Gertrude McFuzz and then create a piece of art by painting with feathers.
You could also learn about birds and go bird watching.
Wacky Wednesday and then find something wacky that you can do....or have a
wacky day: put your clothes on inside out and backwards, wear two different
colored socks, etc.
opportunities for using the Dr. Seuss books in fun and educational ways are
almost limitless. Use your imagination and let your child's imagination run
of the Dr. Seuss books and videos are now available through your local library.
Of course you can always buy your own at a bookstore, yard or garage sale, by
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