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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
                             universities.
• After he finished
  school, Ted found a job
  in advertising.
                            • He is also loved to
                              illustrate.




• 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
                               Hat.
• 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
                                 name).
• 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).
  readers.

• He wrote 54 books,
  most of them for
  children.
• 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
  eggs.
• Matching beginning
  letter sounds to
  pictures.
• Count the number of
  feet in the
  classroom.

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

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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