DAY 1 THEME: Rejoicing in Hope … in our Hearts. LESSON ONE: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Author: Dr. Seuss ISBN: 0679805273 GRADE LEVEL: Intermediate TEACHER INFORMATION: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss's modern classic is about opportunity and our bright hopeful tomorrow. The book looks at venturing out into the world where there will be ups and downs, challenges and change. It describes up times and down times, waiting times and stressful times. It gives a strong message of hope and the human potential. MATERIALS: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! BLM: Reader‟s Theatre - Oh, the Places You’ll Go! CD: “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack TIME FRAME: 1 x 45 minute lesson with optional lesson extensions MINISTRY CURRICULA LINKS CATHOLIC CONNECTIONS Reading: OE 1.6 Catholic Social Justice Teachings: Dignity of the Human Writing: OE 1.5, 2.2 Person Media: OE 1.2, 1.5, 3.2 Scripture Connections: Matthew 28:18-20 Religious Education Program: Grade 7, Unit 4, Unit 9.2 Fully Alive Program: Theme 1: Created and Loved by God Catholic Graduate Expectations: 1(a), (e); 2 (a); 3 (a); 4 (a) DISCUSSION POINTS Warm-Up: Reader’s Theatre of Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Hope is our trust that God offers the see BLM-INT DAY 1 Kingdom of Heaven and eternal life as our Students can break into small groups to practice the reader‟s happiness. theatre script. Focus on the rhythmic metre of Dr. Seuss‟ poetry. Dr. Seuss writes about Reflect on: Matthew 26:18-20 and Mark 6:6-8 beginnings What is the message of hope? decisions how good things happen Before Reading: how bad things happen What do you think the title of the book (Oh, the Places waiting You’ll Go) means? escaping to bright places Have you ever wanted to go somewhere, but you were not lonely game sure how you were going to get there? resiliency ups and downs of life During Reading: hope in our heart Discussion Options How are the “brains in your head” and “feet in your shoes” going to help you to get somewhere or reach a goal? What can you do if you are not sure where you want to go? What feelings might you have if you go down the wrong path or don‟t get what you want? What feelings might you have if you are on the right path? DAY 1 THEME: Rejoicing in Hope … in our Hearts. LESSON ONE: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Author: Dr. Seuss ISBN: 0679805273 GRADE LEVEL: Intermediate Where might you want to go or what might you want to do or be that will make your life what you want? Who might you want to help you get there? How are you going to make sure you stay on track with what you want for your life? After Reading: Response Question Options – whole group, small group, pair, individual Do you have something that you want for yourself? What plans do you have to achieve what you want for yourself? What happens when you are faced with challenges and successes? Extending Understanding: Working in pairs, find the text pieces that support what Dr. Seuss writes about in Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (see list below) Dr. Seuss writes about: beginnings decisions how good things happen how bad things happen waiting escaping to bright places lonely game resiliency ups and downs of life Hope in our Heart Pairs will answer: Do you have knowledge or experience that affect the way you interpret the author‟s message? How does the author‟s approach differ from the approach in other articles or stories that you have read? Review similarities between poetry and song Writing Extension Options lyrics (ie. stanza and verse, refrain and Students will write a goal and describe what they will bridge). have to do in order to accomplish that goal. Students will create a media work (slideshow, brochure, public service announcement, etc). Suggestions to include in the work: someone they would like to meet DAY 1 THEME: Rejoicing in Hope … in our Hearts. LESSON ONE: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Author: Dr. Seuss ISBN: 0679805273 GRADE LEVEL: Intermediate and why, somewhere they would like to go, some important people in their lives and/or something they have learned that will help them in their life. Students will take 5 to 7 quotes from the story and develop a timeline that parallels their life journey. Photos could be incorporated into the timeline. Use of presentation software such as Keynote, PowerPoint, Pages, is encouraged. Media questions taken from: Ontario “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack: Ministry of Education (2008). A Guide to Give students a copy of the lyrics. Effective Literacy Instruction, Grades 4 to 6, Volume Seven, Media Literacy, Toronto: Questions to Consider: Queen‟s Printer. What values, virtues are represented? What are the components of the message? How does the message speak about Hope in our Hearts? Who created this message? What visualization techniques have been included in the lyrics to suggest particular images, colours, or feelings? What is the main idea? ACCOMMODATIONS: How I will change the lesson to meet the needs of individual students? Peer Tutor/ Partner Increase/Decrease Time Manipulatives Oral Explanation Include Visuals Extend ASSESSMENT: How will I know when my students are successful? Anecdotal Notes Peer/Self Assessment Checklist Rubric Oral Reports Rating Scale Interview/Conference Include Visuals Extend BLM: INT p.1 OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! Voice 1: Congratulations! Today is your day. You‟re off to Great Places! You‟re off and away! Voice 2: You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. Voice 3: Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matt. 26:18-20) All: Rejoice in the Lord always … the God of peace will be with you always. (Philippians 4:4,9) Voice 4: You‟ll look up and down streets. Look „em over with care. About some you will say, “I don‟t choose to go there.” With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you‟re too smart to go down any not-so-good street. Voice 1: And when things start to happen, don‟t worry. Don‟t stew. Just go right along. You‟ll start happening too. All: OH! THE PLACES YOU”LL GO! BLM: INT p.2 Voice 2: I‟m sorry to say so but, sadly, its true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you. Voice 3: You can get so confused that you‟ll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place. Voice 4: Then he went about among the villages teaching. He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two. (Mark 6:7-8) Voice 1: On and on you will hike. And I know you‟ll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are. Voice 2: And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.) KID, YOU”LL MOVE MOUNTAINS! All: Rejoice in the Lord always … the God of peace will be with you always. (Philippians 4:4,9) Voice 3: So, you‟re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So … get on your way! Voice 4: Hope is a heart that is open to the world around you. Hope is knowing that things change and that we can help to change things for the better. All: OH, THE PLACES WE HOPE TO GO!