ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you.
Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals.
Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Teaching Short-Vowel Discrimination Using Dr. Seuss Rhymes
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three consecutive 30- to 35-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1963)
- Sentence strips and pocket chart
|1.||Before beginning the lesson, print out or copy a class set of the Pup in Cup worksheet.
|2.||Using a photocopier, enlarge each section of the Pup in Cup worksheet and copy onto paper. There should be a total of four pages–one for each section of the worksheet.
|3.||Using the enlarged sections, cut out the pictures for Pup in Cup (color them if you wish) and copy the sentences onto sentence strips. Also copy the sentences from Hop on Pop from pages 4 and 40-41. The following sentences should be written on sentence strips when you're finished:
|4.||Copy enough picture sort worksheets for small groups of 3-4 students.