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Seuss and Silverstein: Posing Questions, Presenting Points

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Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Helen Hoffner, Ed.D.

Helen Hoffner, Ed.D.

Ridley Park, Pennsylvania

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Student Interactives

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Comic Creator

The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on).

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Inquiry & Analysis

Literary Elements Map

Students can map out the key literary elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution as prewriting for their own fiction or as analysis of a text by another author in this secondary-level interactive.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 20

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein was published in 1974.

Students are introduced to a Silverstein verse and asked for their impressions. They then draw that they imagine when they read one of his lines and then write a line or two to continue the passage.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 3

Read Across America Day celebrates Dr. Seuss.

After sharing The Cat in the Hat and other patterned books with students, groups brainstorm sets of rhyming words and create a story using these words.

 

Grades   K – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 12

Celebrate National Children's Book Week!

Children show support for their favorite Children's Choice Book award finalist by designing a promotional book cover.

 

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