If you have a webspace you try to keep updated weekly for students you might be interested in this series of blog posts I have been writing. Each week on Friday I post a short blog post that can be put on your school page. I include a graphic, links to resources, and often additional content such as a PDF download or code for a Book Box Widget. I have sets of fall-themed blog posts at TeachersPayTeachers and I’m adding individual posts this winter, which are free. If you can use them and like them then you might want to consider a donation. I’m continuing with my new TeachersPayTeachers pricing model for some of my content. Only pay for what you like and use. Here’s this Dr. Seuss Birthday post.
Next week is Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in 1904 so this year would be his 110th birthday! As a child he liked to draw. As a child Theodor enjoyed drawing. After he graduated from high school and from college he used his skills to sell cartoons. He was also hired to illustrate advertisements.
In 1937 Dr. Seuss wrote To Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street. It was the first of over 60 books he wrote. More than forty were written and illustrated by Geisel for children. His books written with poetic patterns and rhymes began a new trend in literature. His books were fun to read and many had simple words that helped students learn to read.
It is true that Geisel was challenged to write a book using fewer than 50 words. The result is one of our favorites: Green Eggs and Ham!
Seuss Writing Challenge:
Take a look at these two word clouds. One for Green Eggs and Ham and the other is for The Cat in the Hat. Can you write a story inspired by the words of Dr. Seuss? You can either write a story only with the words from one of the books or write a story using some of the words you really like! Write your story and draw a picture. Bring it in to the library and we’ll put it on display!
I can’t wait to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday in many different ways! I hope this blog post helps you out just a little bit as you celebrate with your young patrons!