Even though many of the literacy bags that the Gr. 2 students have taken home were based on the stories of Dr. Seuss, I decided that it would be fun to look at his stories a little more indepth. The students learned that a biography is the story about someone's life. They heard about what Dr. Seuss was like as a little boy and that he published 14 stories BEFORE he wrote "The Cat in the Hat."
Dr. Seuss bet his publisher that he could write a story that children would want to read, using only 50 words. The name of the story was "Green Eggs and Ham." The students tried to write new sentences using those same 50 words.
The students have written why they would or would not like the Cat in the Hat to visit them, compared cartoon versions of the stories to the actual books, listened to the stories on the Ipads and Ipods, tried to create their own tongue twisters, like those in "Fox in Sox", and learned the meaning of the word onomatopoeia!
Here's a wonderful example of our playing with words. This young lady put a mocket in her pocket!