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Id, Ego, and Superego in Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Eight 50-minute sessions|
Charleston, South Carolina
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss (Random House Books for Young Readers, 1957)
Grades 1 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories.
- The Plot of The Cat in the Hat
- Plot Graphic Organizer
- The Literary Element of Theme
- An Introduction to Psychoanalytic Criticism
- Psychoanalysis of Characters in The Cat in the Hat
- Venn Diagram Graphic Organizer
- Defining Characterization
- Examples of Indirect Characterization from The Cat in the Hat example
- Examples of Indirect Characterization from The Cat in the Hat worksheet
- Refining Your Analysis
- The Cat in the Hat Projects
- Revision Questions for Analytical Essays
- Arrange for students to see the illustrations in the book as it is being read aloud. Because the images figure in their analysis of the book, seeing the illustrations is vital. If possible, check out multiple copies of the text from your local public library and have small groups share the book as you read it. The books will come in handy as students analyze the text during later sessions as well.
- Make appropriate copies of the handouts for the students.
- If desired, make overheads of the handouts in order to model for the students.
- Test the Venn Diagram and Plot Diagram tools on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.