System Interactions: The Lorax and the Truffula Tree

This System Interactions: The Lorax and the Truffula Tree lesson plan also includes:

If the Lorax were to write a letter, what would he write? Introduce your class to systems and feedback loops through the whimsical stylings of Dr. Seuss. Learners take on the Lorax's point of view to write a letter, among other activities.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct this cross-curricular lesson during a unit on the environment
  • After the lesson, set up some Dr. Seuss story stations and invite kids to read a few more stories
Classroom Considerations

  • You may wish to create a printable graphic organizer of the casual loop diagram for learners to fill in; there is a sample provided in the lesson
Pros

  • Includes a worksheet of questions to answer about the text and situation presented in the text
  • Comes with a letter-writing worksheet
  • Encourages discussion about interrelated systems as well as the story
Cons

  • None