Today we celebrated Read Across America in Room 100 because "you're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child." ~Dr. Seuss.
Students have studied narrative theme all year. They have learned that the literature they read conveys a message, lesson, or overall idea that the author feels is important. Some were surprised to discover that young children’s stories also impart important themes and lessons. The Dr. Seuss books are particularly good examples of this. Students became excited and enthusiastic about reading when they were presented with the opportunity to participate in Seuss's Readers Theater.
And since every theme party needs a snack, students munched on Seussical treats.
One of the best things about Dr. Seuss is being able to identify with all his fantastical characters. The characters learn about friendship and forgiveness and even redemption – students of all ages can relate to these themes.
Happy Birthday, Theodor Seuss Geisel.