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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. This activity would make a great addition to a celebration of Earth Day or Dr. Seuss' birthday in the upper-elementary grade levels.
Earth Day can be a way for students to explore their relationship to the world around them and read great literature like "The Lorax."
“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.
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. Young conservationists then document their learning by writing a summary of the story and three ways they will help the Lorax protect the planet. Implement this lesson as part of an Earth Day celebration, or include it in a unit on ecosystems.
Students create a solution to an environmental problem. In this environmental protection instructional activity, 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. Students present their solution.
First graders identify text features and how they communicate meaning to the reader. In this media literacy lesson, 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.
Young scholars 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.
Pupils 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.
Third graders identify and list five problems presented in The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. They relate these problems to current environmental issues and debate how to make a difference then participate in different activities to improve their community.
Students read and watch a video of The Lorax by Dr. Suess. As a class, they answer a set of questions about how the environment was affected by industries. They also brainstorm a list of possible solutions to help curb the pollution.
Students read and discuss Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. They explore the changes the characters could have made to preserve the environment and relate the plot to real-world places and events.
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. Students make judgments and begin to observe positive actions that will preserve the condition of the earth.
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. A very good, and important, lesson.
Students demonstrate responsible consumer choices. In this social studies instructional activity, students read The Lorax and discuss wants and needs. Students discuss how to save natural resources by making informed consumer choices.
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.
"The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss provides a great way to teach students about Earth Day, and environmental issues.
Students read The Lorax and discuss how human actions can affect the environment. They conduct a simple experiment to see how much air pollution is in the air that they breathe.
In this The Lorax by Dr. Seuss instructional activity, 4th graders write answers to 6 questions about the story, working with a teammate.
Learners view the video The Lorax and answer questions.  In this Dr. Suess literature lesson students examine the video and answer questions on a worksheet.
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. This younger peer teaching will help clarify their thoughts, enhance literacy skills and understand the topics within this book better.

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