In this lesson, the students will discover some of the themes of Dr. Seuss 's major books. By working as, a group and deciphering the theme or themes of a particular Dr. Seuss book chosen for them. The students will figure out how, despite being written for young children, Dr. Seuss ' books contain powerful messages about important themes in American history and society. The students will conclude by creating posters to showcase one of these themes.
Grade Level: 11th Grade
Duration: 45 minutes to an Hour
Number of Students: 15 Students
Standard Code Standard
LAFS.K12.R.1.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
LAFS.K12.R.3.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
LAFS.1112.RL.1.2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
Students will discuss the main ideas and lessons of a work of literature, short story, or poem they 've recently read.
Students will discuss themes from children 's books they 've read in the past.
Students will explore five Dr. Seuss books and choose words to describe the themes in these books.
Students will discuss the themes they 've explored in the Dr. Seuss books.
Students will create posters to illustrate one theme Dr. Seuss addresses in his books.
The students will create their own drawing representing the theme of any Dr. Seuss book...
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...equent checking of comprehension
• A4 Build background information
• A13 Assess Prior Knowledge
• B5 Pictures
C. Interactive Strategies
• C2 Small Group Activities
Instructional methodology and materials
needs concrete objects, pictures, or graphics
Assignments and assessments
needs extended access to instructional resources and equipment
needs personal assistance — teacher
needs preferential seating or study carrel
needs to have instruction in small groups
Time demands and schedules
needs additional time to complete assignments and tests
The teacher will not give any homework for this lesson. However, if time does not permit, the students will be asked to finish the drawing depicting a theme from the Dr. Seuss book (for details, look at section titled procedure and the look under subtitle closure).
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