Dr. Seuss Page - Read Across America

Read Across America


picture.jpgHappy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!

March 2nd is Read Across America Day. We will celebrate by reading a Fairy Tale of your choice. After you read the fairy tale, you will open a Word document and tell me the following:

1. The Name of the Fairy Tale.
2. Who wrote it.
3. A few sentences telling what it was about, including characters.
4. Your opinion, did you like the story or dislike the story?

Fables and Fairy Tales

Seussville Visit Seussville..Meet the characters, play games, do activities.
PBS Kids The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!

National Geographic Brothers Grimm: Fairy Tales, History, Facts, and More

Grimm Fairy Tales Read the original Grimm Fairy Tales

Anderson Fairy Tales Read original Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales



Dr. Seuss Project

First: Open a Microsoft Publisher brochure or create a poster in Microsoft Word or Publisher and write 3 paragraphs answering the following questions:

(use the 1st column on page 1)

Who was Dr. Seuss? (Early life: what is his real name, when was he born, where were his parents from, etc.)

What were his pen names?

You know him as a children's author, what did he first write/create?

What made him want to write children's books?

What was his first children's book? (How many times was it turned down before it was published?)

Which book was his last (before his death and after his death)?

He was given a list of 400 common children's vocab words and he was asked to cut the list down to 250 words and to write a children's book using only those words. Which book did he write using only those 250 vocab words?

Dr. Seuss was challenged to write a book using only 50 different words, what book did he write?

Tell some of the hidden social and/or moral messages and themes found in many of Dr. Seuss books.

Give 2 facts that you found interesting about Dr. Seuss.

Dr. Seuss Bio
Book using vocab words
Dr. Seuss info please
Biography of Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss Biography at Seussville
How Theodore Geisel Came Up with the Pen Name "Dr. Seuss"
10 Stories Behind Dr. Seuss Stories

15 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Dr. Seuss
The Political Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss Facts Ten Fun Facts About Dr. Seuss and His Books
Little Known Facts About Dr. Seuss
History-9 Things You may Not Know about Dr. Seuss

Second: Open the following link(s). Choose at least 7 Dr. Seuss quotes and tell the meaning of the quote, (in your own words).
What book does it come from (if it comes from a book)?
Put your quotes and information into a Microsoft Publisher Brochure. Quotes should be placed on page 2 in columns 1 & 2.
37 Dr. Seuss Quotes that can Change the World
Lessons Learned from Dr. Seuss
50Dr. Seuss Quotes That Will Motivate and Inspire You!
The 15 Best Dr. Seuss Quotes and the Life Lessons We Learned From Them
12 Dr. Seuss Quotes to Refresh Your Perspective on Life & Make You Feel Spectacular

Third: Choose one of the Dr. Seuss books available. Read the story and then write a mini book report.
Include the following information:
Title of the book, author, the year 1st published, information about the book (popularity, 1st book, last book, used 50 different words or less, etc.)
Brief description of the story
Identify the main characters (names and a brief character analysis)
Is there a hidden moral or social lesson to learn from the story (acceptance, protecting the environment, anti-bullying, etc.)? If there is, tell what the lesson is and what we learn.

Shmoop Dr. Seuss
10 Stories Behind Dr. Seuss Stories

Forth: Put all your information together in a Publisher brochure, make sure you design a title page, pictures, and your written information (use all 6 panels).