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Final Project: Unit Plan Dr. Seuss1Final Project: Unit Plan Dr. SeussCatherine Garcia-PoseyECE 335: Children’s LiteratureInstructor: Patricia RaneyAugust 29, 2017
LESSON PLAN2Final Project: Unit PlanDr. Seuss WeekIn this unit plan, we are learning about the amazing books by Theodore Seuss Geisel also known as Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss books take every day words and turn them into a magical memorable way of learning. Dr. Seuss’s characters come alive grabbing young readers helping them to strengthen their literacy skills and create a love of reading that they take with them throughout the learning experience. Using wordplay has been proven to be one of the best ways to encourage and strengthen literacy; making Dr. Seuss’s books the best teaching tool within the classroom and home.Dr. Seuss made his debut in 1937 with his book “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street”; writing 60 children’s books in all. He continues to excite his readers of all ages with his silly tales and silly characters. Young children and even adults continue to be amazed by the words and pictures; which come together to help children learn to read and create the love of reading. The activities of this week-long unit are meant to bring the silly and creative life of Dr. Seuss into the classroom, and create literature based learning that is fun and silly for students.With children developing literacy skills at different times and learn in different ways. Students entering kindergarten are still in the early stages of phonics development. According to the Reading is Fundamental website the following skills are expected for children in the kindergarten. Sound as if they are reading when they pretend to read. Enjoy being read to. Retell simple stories. Use descriptive language to explain or to ask questions. Recognize letters and letter-sound matches.
Final Project: Unit Plan Dr. Seuss3Show familiarity with rhyming and beginning sounds. Understand that print is read left-to-right and top-to-bottom. Begin to match spoken words with written ones. Begin to write letters of the alphabet and some words they use and hear often.Begin to write stories with some readable parts.Reading is Fundamental (RIF).
Lesson 1 – Celebrating Dr. Seuss - BiographySubject: English Language ArtsGrade: KindergartenTopic: Author Study – Dr. Seuss Duration: ~ 2 hoursGoals/Objectives:Learn about Dr. Seuss as an author, children learn that a biography is a non-fiction (about real life) help children learn a few books that Dr. Seuss wrote, we will work on practicing cutting, learn to listen, and demonstrate familiarity with stories, express ideas, learn to identify the author of stories, ask and answer questions needing literal recall and understanding of the details and facts of a fiction read-aloud; With prompting and support. While
being engage in fiction read-aloud; Use agreed-upon rules for group discussions; while children participate in the conversation over four to five

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