Dr. Seuss Author Study
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
March 2 is Dr. Seuss's birthday, but any day is a good day for a book by this perennial favorite!
Start your author study by reading a short biography of Dr. Seuss and choosing some of his books to read. Then use the activities and lessons below to have fun with Seuss's unique characters, imaginative tales, and rhythmic language. Extend the lessons by directing students to the Suessville website.
For more lesson ideas, see Teaching with Favorite Dr. Seuss Books published by Scholastic Professional Books.
Green eggs, comfy pajamas, Cat in the Hat hats, and other imaginative activities to help you celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday
Dr. Seuss stories are full of invitations to build literacy skills. Rhyming words teach vowel sounds, reinforce spelling patterns, build sight vocabulary, and more.
Use Dr. Seuss'stories to teach vowel sounds, reinforce spelling patterns, build sight vocabulary, and more. Nine different activities from the book Teaching With Favorite Dr. Seuss Books
Dr. Seuss's 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins lends itself well to a graphing activity. Students will "collect, sort, organize, and draw conclusions about data using concrete objects, pictures, numbers, and graphs." --Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Framework
As always, Dr. Seuss is a hit with students, and I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! And Other Stories is no exception. I include this title as part of a Dr. Seuss author study. Students enjoy the craziness of the cats holding up their tails in King Looie Katz.
I include Please Try to Remember the First of Octember! in a Dr. Seuss author study. Students enjoy using the register tape to create their lists.
I include Scrambled Eggs Super! as part of a Dr. Seuss author study. Although the featured birds are fictional, it's a fun book to use during a bird study as well. Students enjoy creating zany designs on the eggs and then trying to find the rhyming words.
Dr. Seuss injects humor into this serious tale of conflict. The Butter Battle Book is a powerful book to begin a discussion on valuing diversity. Students respond to the fact that the escalating conflict began over a silly difference of opinion.
Students love the rhyming text and whimsical creatures in The Foot Book. Students enjoy measuring any and all objects they can find!