Dr Seuss is an awesome author. He lights the imagination and encourages creativity and a sense of optimism and fun.
The messages he brings through story are at times subliminal, but many times the lesson is more than apparent. But he also teaches us many key values that should be introduced in the early years of schooling and revised each year.
‘Dr Seuss Teaches Values Education’ provides activities to support the comprehension of principles and morals that are embedded in the text.
These shared values are an intrinsic part of a common democratic life within society as a whole. This book provides a different way for the teacher to introduce an author study.
The activities are organized in sections under each value heading. Printable posters to display in the classroom are included for each value explored. Activities included in this package will cross other key learning areas, with a larger focus on comprehension, writing and craft activities.
Values covered include: FAIRNESS, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, PERSEVERANCE and EMPATHY. These are all great values to instill in students to ensure a happy, tolerant and accepting classroom. They are linked to the following stories:
Yertle the Turtle
Horton Hatches the Egg
Horton and the Kwuggerbug
Hooper Humperdinck! Not HIM!
Horton Hears a Who
Thidwick the Big Hearted Moose
What Pet Should I Get?
The Cat in the Hat
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
Green Eggs And Ham
Fox in Socks
Oh the Places You'll Go!
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
70 (Seventy!!!) great pages - fully reproducible. This text is a great resource for teaching during 'READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY/ WEEK' - during the week of Dr Seuss' birthday!
I hope you and your class enjoy these cool activities together!