“THE LORAX” by Dr. Seuss

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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 plan as part of an Earth Day celebration, or include it in a unit on ecosystems.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Provides questions for accessing prior knowledge and facilitating discussion about the book
  • Includes word study flashcards for developing fluency with long and short vowel sounds
  • Allows for interdisciplinary connections between science and language arts
Cons

  • Requires a copy of the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  • Scaffolding must be provided by the teacher to support student writing
NGSS