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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|
Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Through the contrast of short-vowel patterns and use of Dr. Seuss rhymes, students apply their knowledge of vowel sounds in reading and spelling new words.
Grades K – 2 | Calendar Activity |  March 2
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 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 24
Students discuss why certain contests get more publicity than others and what counts as "knowledge."
Grades 1 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  July 12
Students make mental "snapshots" of a natural setting, then capture the details of their setting by writing and then creating a class booklet of the nature walk.
Grades K – 8 | Professional Library | Book
Laminack and Wood describe, in accessible and lively prose, both the theoretical foundations and the practical details of whole language classrooms.
Grades K – 8 | Professional Library | Journal
Explores (from the point of view of the writer, a children's author) one aspect of learning about language that is present in the picture books he writes: the relation between sound and sense.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades K – 2 | Activity & Project
Whether taking a sound hike at the mall, a near-by park, or on a family trip, ask children to notice the sounds they hear and then use sound words as they write their own books.