If I Ran the Zoo

Here's a fresh take on a writing prompt. After a reading of Dr. Seuss's If I Ran the Zoo, primary graders imagine a creature for Dr. Seuss's zoo, write a description of their animal, give it a name, explain what it eats, how it behaves, and then create an illustration.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids create a mural and post their images and descriptions in this class zoo

  • The two-page packet includes a template for the illustration and a lined template for the description

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