Student academic discourse is a fantastic way to engage in quality classroom talk and further student learning. Use this classroom tested Student Discourse guide for the story The Lorax by Dr. Seuss to encourage higher level thinking! Perfect for Earth Day, or great to use any time!
After reading the story to your class, scaffold student dialogue with Talking Stems, Key Ideas to consider, and open ended Questions to Consider as you unpack the text and true meaning of the story. Set expectations through the self-evaluation and identify personal goals for the next seminar with the final rubric!