Dr Seuss Book Analysis

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Lesson Description: 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. Learner Profile: Grade Level: 11th Grade Subject: Reading Duration: 45 minutes to an Hour Number of Students: 15 Students Standards: 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…show more content…
One of the most important functions of literature, whether for teenagers, adults, or young children, is to convey a message, lesson, or overall idea that the author feels is important. As students will discover shortly, Dr. Seuss conveyed political and social themes that he felt were important. After the teacher is sure the students understand that books have themes that are far beyond the eye can see. The teacher will have the students split into groups of three. The teacher will hand out to the students a sheet with these words and phrases listed: corruption, power, human rights, racism, tolerance, environmental stewardship, greed, pollution, war, anti-Semitism, Hitler, Holocaust, Cold War. The teacher will ask the students if they are familiar with all of these terms, and if not, the teacher will define any of the words they don 't know. Each group will have to decipher the theme of one of the given Dr. Seuss books. The books are Horton Hears a Who, Yertle the Turtle, The Sneetches, The Lorax, and The Butter Battle Book. Utilizing words or phrases from the sheet, the groups will identify depending on the book they get from the teacher with words relate to the theme of the Dr. Seuss…show more content…
Seuss Themes and Questions for Presentation) • Paper • Crayons, Markers, and Art Supplies to create Drawing/Cartoon Resources: N/A Curriculum Integration: Social Studies – The themes discussed in the Dr. Seuss books relate to topic that happened in United State History. Remediation: For those that do not master the lesson, the teacher will have the students read a Dr. Seuss book of their choice and determine whether it has any of the themes they 've discussed in this lesson. If so, the teacher will ask them to list these themes and write a paragraph explaining the book 's message with regard to the themes. If not, the teacher will ask them to list the themes they believe the book does express and to write a paragraph explaining how those themes are presented in the book. ESOL Strategies: A. Methodologies/Approaches • A2 Frequent checking of comprehension • A4 Build background information • A13 Assess Prior Knowledge B. Visuals • B5 Pictures C. Interactive Strategies • C2 Small Group Activities Accommodations: Instructional methodology and materials needs concrete objects, pictures, or

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