8 Interesting Facts About Dr. Seuss

  On March 2, 1904, Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Massachusetts. You probably know him better as Dr. Seuss. In honor of his birthday today, here are some fascinating facts: Dr. Seuss was disappointed that the reading texts being used in schools were so boring. He knew he could write a more creative book using the same beginning words to help […]

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Wacky Wednesday!

Do you use Dr. Seuss books with your older students?  As a beginning 5th grade teacher, I scoffed at the idea of celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with my almost middle schoolers. Dr. Seuss, after all, writes books for little kids. Books that rhyme. The Cat in the Hat. Green Eggs and Ham. You know what I mean. Well, I am embarrassed to admit […]

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More Dr. Seuss for Big Kids Fun

Still looking for some upper elementary activities to use to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday? Pull out your pile of Dr. Seuss books and have your students work on one of these scavenger hunts that will make them think! These are simple activities where students scour Dr. Seuss books to find different things that start with each letter of the alphabet. […]

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Dr. Seuss book lists

There is so much I love about Dr. Seuss. He was so creative, and he wasn’t afraid to be strange or make a statement. And even with the silliness, his books are smart. My love for him as an author mixed my propensity to hoard books, well, you can imagine. Let’s just say I have a lot of Dr. Seuss […]

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4 lesser-known dr. seuss books

While doing a little Seuss research at our local library last week, I came across a few of Dr. Seuss’s lesser-known books. I say lesser-known, because they were all books that I had not previously read. (Maybe you have already discovered their greatness? And I am the only one who was living under the Seuss rock?) I decided to read […]

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