Dr. Seuss
Lesson plans and other teaching materials

Lesson Plans for Specific Works
Biography and BackgroundHorton Hears a Who
And to Think that I saw it on Mulberry StreetThe Lorax
Bartholomew and the OobleckOh, the Thinks You Can Think!
The Butter Battle BookOne Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
The Cat in the HatThe Sneetches
Fox in SocksThidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose
Green Eggs and HamThe Zax

Biography and Miscellaneous Resources

10 Stories Behind Dr. Seuss Stories
Which book is about Hitler? Which book uses only 50 words? And just why did Dr. Seuss write The Cat in the Hat? Find the answers here.

Dr. Seuss
Activities for a variety of stories, including The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss's ABC's, The Foot Book, Yertle the Turtle, and Green Eggs and Ham.

Dr. Seuss: Newspaper Lesson Plans
Dr. Seuss's birthday and Newspaper in Education Week both fall in March. These lessons connect newspaper study with 23 of his books: And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street, Bartholomew and the Oobleck, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Horton Hatches the Egg, The Glunk that Got Thunk, If I Ran the Circus, and more.

Dr. Seuss's Seussville!
The official Dr. Seuss Website, rich with resources.

Dr. Seuss's Sound Words: Playing with Phonics and Spelling
Students explore the relationship between sound and spelling using onomatopoeia. This standards-based lesson uses Dr. Seuss's Mr. Brown Can MOO! Can You?

Dylan Hears a Who!
This site has audio files of Dr. Seuss books, sung in the style of Bob Dylan.

Featured Author: Dr. Seuss
Biography and background information.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Ideas for celebrating the March 2 birthday: make the Green Eggs and Ham breakfast, take the Grinch quiz, and other activities.

Meeting and Reading Dr. Seuss
Designed for second grade, these lessons ask students to spend a week learning basic sight words, demonstrating comprehension of simple stories, and demonstrating knowledge of story elements. The activities also meet the criteria of balanced literacy--reading to with and by students.

Preschool Dr. Seuss Arts and Crafts
Suggestions for a variety of books by Seuss.

Pre-writing with Dr. Seuss
Many tools and exercises help a young author reflect and focus before getting down to the business of writing: introduce the outline, timeline, concept or story map, story skeleton or other graphic organizers as appropriate to the ages and abilities of your students. Find great ideas here!

Seuss and Silverstein: Posing Questions, Presenting Points
"Working in small groups, students select and read books or short stories by Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein. Each group then prepares critical thinking questions and leads a class discussion about the issues raised in the story. Students use the interactive Literary Elements Map to explore the conflict in their selected texts."

Teaching Short Vowel Discrimination Using Dr. Seuss Rhymes
Students identify rhyming words, discriminate between short u and o sounds, and more.

Seussville Educators Planning calendar
Printables, lesson plans, and author study.



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