Grade Level: 2nd
Lesson Name: Dr. Seuss
Date: February 11 to March 2, 2011
Standard: #5 – Student who is an independent learner is information literate and appreciates
literature and other creative expressions of information.
Benchmarks/Skills: Develops creative products in a variety of formats.
Objectives/Tasks: Students will listen to And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street by Dr.
Suess and discuss it.
Students will write their own version of, And to Think That I Saw it on
Content Objective (What will students learn?) The students will learn biographical information about
The students will write their own version of, And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street.
Language Objective (How will students use language to demonstrate they have learned the content?)
The students will understand what the words/phrases mean in the story (sternly, keen, “stop turning
minnows into whales”, charioteer, fleet, Rajah (king or prince in India), Aldermen (council members).
Connections to Students’ Experience
Prior Knowledge (personal experience) Ask students what they see on their way to school or on their
Prior Learning (school experience) The students would have read stories by Dr. Seuss or had stories
read to them previously by classroom teacher, teacher librarian, or guest reader.
Learning Strategies (mental processes and plans to use to help comprehend, learn, and retain info.)
Key Vocabulary Focus
Words/phrases from the story (sterny, keen, “stop turning minnows into whales”, charioteer,
fleet, Rajah (king or prince in India), Aldermen (council members).
Materials Needed – charts, models, objects, visuals, manipulatives, texts
And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street by Dr. Suess, worksheet, paper, pencils,
crayons, projector, website www.seussville.com
Reserve computer lab
Teach (Motivate to Input)
Objectives: State and Interact
Activate Prior Knowledge (personal experience)
Link to Prior Learning (school experience)
Build Background (limited experience)
Teach with Modeling and Hands on Materials/Manipulatives
Tell students they will be celebrating Dr. Seuss and ask them if they have a favorite book written by him. Share.
Share biographical info. with students (www.seussville.com)
Introduce And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss. (First book written by Dr. Seuss)
Have students predict the story.
Read aloud .
Discuss – Have students think about what they might see on their way home from school. What could look almost like
that item in their imaginations?
Practice and Apply (Guided to Independent)
Interaction (flexible grouping)
Meaningful Activities and Techniques
Strategies (scaffolding, questions)
Academic Tasks (step by step)
Share www.seussville.com – Mulberry Street section to watch the parade and give students some ideas.
Model writing assignment – And to Think That I Saw it on (name of street your school is on) Street. Students will fill in
the blanks and draw a picture to support their sentences.
Review and Assess All Learning
Review and Assess Objectives and Key Vocabulary
Assessment Options: Individual, group, written, oral (multiple authentic opportunities)
Share writing assignment with partner.
Share with class.
Review vocabulary from story.