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Sandra Grande
 The more that you read,
 The more things you will know.
 The more that you learn,
 The more places you’ll go.
      -I Can Read with My Eyes Shut

 "Children want the same things we
want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be
      entertained and delighted."
               Dr. Seuss
• Theodor Seuss Geisel     • He graduated from
  was born March 2, 1904     Dartmouth College in
  in Springfield, MA.        1925, and went onto
                             Oxford University with
                             the plan of acquiring a
                             doctorate in literature.

                           • Dr. Seuss was granted
                             doctorates in literature
                             and fine arts by seven
• After he finished
  school, Ted found a job
  in advertising.
                            • He is also loved to

• In his spare time he
  started to write
  children’s books.
• Seuss's earlier artwork    • Seuss's characters are
  often employed the           somewhat rounded and
  shaded texture of pencil     droopy. For instance,
  drawings or                  the faces of the Grinch
  watercolors.                 and of the Cat in the
• In his children’s books
  he generally used just
  black, white, and one or
  two colors.
• In 1936 on the way to a      • In 1937 a friend
  vacation in Europe,            published the book for
  listening to the rhythm        him.
  of the ship's engines, he
  came up with And to
  Think That I Saw It on
  Mulberry Street.

• He sent it to 43 different   • This was the first time
  publishers but no one          he used his pen name,
  would publish it.              Dr. Seuss (Seuss was
                                 his mother's maiden
• In 1954, a magazine        • This inspired Geisel's
  wrote that some              publisher, and
  children were having         encouraged him to send
  trouble learning to read     Geisel a list of 400
  because the books they       words he felt were
  had were boring.             important.
• Dr. Seuss did not want     • Dr. Suess had to cut the
  books to be boring for       list to 250 words, and
  kids, but he did want        write a book.
  kids to read.
• Nine months later, using
  220 words, the book
  was called The Cat in
  the Hat.

• In 1960 Bennett Cerf
  bet Geisel $50 that he
  couldn't write an entire
  book using only fifty
  words. The result was
  Green Eggs and Ham.
                            • He wrote using the
• Dr. Seuss went on to        names Dr. Seuss and
  write and illustrate an     Theo LeSieg (which is
  entire series of books      Geisel spelled
  just for beginning          backwards).

• He wrote 54 books,
  most of them for
• Ted died on September 24, 1991.

• His books for children have been
  published in 20 different languages.

• Dr. Suess is the most popular children’s
  author in the world.
• Introduce students to
  tongue twisters.
• Students can create
  their own tongue
  twisters using the first
  letter in their name.
• Focus on phonics,
  parts of speech, oral
  language, alliteration,
  and more.
• Math

• Sorting

• Shapes
• Make green eggs
  and ham.

• Science
  Talk about other
  animals that lay
• Matching beginning
  letter sounds to
• Count the number of
  feet in the

• Count by 2’s.
• Bring in a collection of
  hats and graph them.

Discuss the importance of trees and people.
The story talks about the choices we make
throughout life.

Don’t be afraid to try new things!


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