With the release of the new found Dr. Seuss book this year, there are lots of new resource ideas. You can download this Read Across America activity guide from NEA's website.
Dr. Seuss books have been family favorites in our house for years. Here are some of our favorites. With the birth of our first child, my brother-in-law started us on a ever-growing collection of Dr. Seuss books. For early readers, The Foot Book and One Fish, Two Fish... have repetitive and predictable texts. However, before our children were ready to read, they loved being read to. My oldest daughter and son loved for me to read Are You My Mother, They loved their father to read Go, Dog. Go! Their favorite part was the dog party at the top of the tree! My favorite has always been Green Eggs and Ham. I just love the rhyme and the ending, when Sam realizes in fact, that he does like green eggs and ham.
Growing up, I'm sure you had your favorites. I wonder if they were our favorites too...
I've listed our family's top 10 Dr. Seuss books here.
#1 Go, Dogs. Go!
#2 Green Eggs and Ham
#3 Are You My Mother
#4 The Foot Book
#5 One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
#6 The Cat in the Hat
#7 There's a Wocket in My Pocket
#8 Ten Apples Up On Top
#9 The Sneetches
#10 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
And now we have the newly found book titled What Pet Should I Get? I was so excited when I realized this was a great book to launch our Opinion Writing Unit. It spurred great conversations about which animals would make the best pets and why. My students loved it!
Grab your copy of QR Codes: 20 Dr. Seuss for Read Across America from my TPT store now, so you'll have time print them and laminate to last for years.
So on March 2nd, during reading, and at a few other key times during the day, our focus will be on celebrating the wonderful stories brought to us by that wonderful American writer and illustrator Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel.
Here is the official Dr. Seuss site, which features games, printable activities and information about Dr. Seuss himself.
If your school has a subscription to Brain Pop, Jr., click here for a great movie about Dr. Seuss. If not, here is a more lengthy biography video from You Tube, without ads, but I suggest you view it first. Its about 10 minutes long.
In the comments section below, I would love to hear what Dr. Seuss stories were your favorites when you were growing up or even now.