Earth Day is April 22 and it's the perfect day to enjoy Dr. Seuss' book The Lorax. Kids will love reading the story as they learn the importance of working to save the plants and animals on our planet.
Activities support the Common Core Standards-
Reading: RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.7
Something to Ponder, thinking about important ideas and themes from the story
The Once-ler was. . . , noticing how a character changes through the story
Seussical Words, understanding word meaning from the context of the story
Truffula Troubles, understanding important events from text and pictures
Writing: W.7, W.8- Speak Up, short research actitivy
Integrate Science topic- Unless . . .choosing ways to help the earth
Integrate Art activity- The Crafty Lorax, paper machet bowl and bookmarks using old newspapers.
Created by Debbie Crockett
Earth Day with the Lorax by Debbie Crockett is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Crockett's Classroom is full of fun, creative and classroom tested lessons and activies that can be used with your students today. Most of the activities and lessons are aimed at a 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade classroom, but can be adapted for lower or higher grades.