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Dr. Seuss's Sound Words: Playing with Phonics and Spelling

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Dr. Seuss's Sound Words: Playing with Phonics and Spelling

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology





  • Dr. Seuss's Mr. Brown Can MOO! Can You? (Random House 1970), or another picture book that features sound words (onomatopoeia)

  • General classroom supplies (paper, pens, pencils, markers, and so forth)

  • Internet connection

  • Tape recorder, to record sounds heard on a sound hike or on the Internet (Optional)

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