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What Lies Beneath: A Strategy for Introducing Literary Symbolism
“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” You’re never too old for Dr. Seuss and using The Sneetches and The Lorax is a great way to introduce readers to allegories, parables, and literary symbolism. The lessons included in this richly detailed resource use such diverse tales as James Aggrey’s “The Parable of The Eagle,” James Thurber’s “The Moth and the Star,” and William Faulkner’s “The Bear” to model how to uncover the levels of meaning in symbolic stories.
9th - 12th Language Arts 62 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
“THE LORAX” by Dr. Seuss
Few children's books convey the message of conservation as well as Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. Read the story aloud, emphasizing the interconnectedness of plants and animals in an ecosystem and discussing different ways people can help the environment.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 127 Views 92 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Lorax Reader’s Theater
Bring a reading of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax to life with this reader's theater script. Simply assign roles and read through the script as a class, or spend time creating props and costumes for a school-wide performance, the choice is yours.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 21 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learn about the destruction of the rainforest by analyzing statistics. Young learners make an original line graph showing destruction in the rainforest. Additional activities include a collage, a sequencing of the book The Lorax, collecting facts from fact cards, and describing the role of those concerned.
6th - 8th Science 33 Views 184 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Boom and Bust in the Ozark Forests
Here is a hard-hitting, cross-curricular lesson on the effects that the deforestation of the Ozark forests in the 19th century had on the people, animals, and ecosystems of the area. The Dr. Seuss book The Lorax is used as a way of comparing what happened in that story to what actually happened in the Ozarks.
5th - 8th Language Arts 11 Views 20 Downloads
Legend of The Lorax
Students explore ecosystems. They read or listen to Dr. Seuss' The Lorax to draw conclusions and make predictions about the environmental impact and use of resources. They write poems about real forests and the wildlife which inhabit them, draw pictures and create collages and ads.
4th - 6th Science 8 Views 45 Downloads
Dear Mother Earth
Get those pencils ready because we are going to write a letter to our dear mother, Earth that is. Allow your youngsters to explore and express all the ways that they plan to protect Mother Earth. The worksheet is perfect for Earth Day, includes directions, space to compose the letter, and is decorated with swami swans, truffula trees, and the old Lorax himself.
K - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
"The Lorax"- An Environmental Issue
Students create a solution to an environmental problem. In this environmental protection lesson plan, students watch The Lorax and write down all the environmental issues they see. Students discuss the issues and are then assigned an area or problem to develop a solution for.
5th - 6th Science 28 Views 147 Downloads
The Lorax Movie
First graders identify text features and how they communicate meaning to the reader. In this media literacy activity, 1st graders view the movie The Lorax and discuss how students from another country would respond to this movie. Students write one sentence and draw an illustration.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 61 Downloads
The students recall events from Dr. Seuss' story The Lorax and make connections to environmental issues affecting their lives. They are expected to reflect on the facts of the story and respond verbally stating the inferences they made in order to devise alternative endings or possible solutions.
K - 7th Science 24 Views 177 Downloads
A Tree Counting Campaign
Review math concepts using this resource. Learners count the number of trees there would be if everyone planted one. In order to complete this activity, learners fill in the names of their classmates and add up the number of trees. This worksheet is meant to be used with a discussion of The Lorax by Dr.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 11 Views 111 Downloads
Solid Waste and Our Natural Resources: Utilizing the Story THE LORAX
Learners gain an introduction to our planet's solid waste problem and our personal responsibility in curbing and solving said problem through the use of Dr. Seuss' book, The Lorax. After hearing the book, class discussion follows.
K - 12th Science 13 Views 73 Downloads
Teaching with The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss', The Lorax is the book used to identify ways to care for the environment and natural resources. Your class will create presentations to share with first graders after identifying literacy skill that are important for young children.
1st - 12th 21st Century Skills 15 Views 123 Downloads
Understanding Life System: Growth and Changes in Plants
Third graders research ways in which plants are essential to humans. In this Global Peace lesson, 3rd graders participate in tasks, such as creating a propaganda poster. Students may watch the film, The Lorax, as a closing activity.
3rd Science 6 Views 17 Downloads