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The Lorax: A Picture Book for the Content Areas

The Lorax: A Picture Book for the Content Areas



Presented by Cheri Isaacson to fulfill the requirements for SEED 550.

Presented by Cheri Isaacson to fulfill the requirements for SEED 550.



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    • The Lorax: A Picture Book in the Content Area
      Cheri Isaacson
      Picture Book Presentation
      SEED 550
      M. HovlandEd.D
    • Theodor Seuss Geisel
      Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, held many jobs including cartoonist and advertiser. Dr. Seuss is best remembered for his work as an author of numerous children’s books.
      Visit Seussville to learn more about Geisel.
    • Overview
      The Lorax was published in 1971 by Dr. Seuss (a.k.a. Theodor Seuss Geisel). The story begins with the Once-ler arriving in a new and beautiful land, which he soon takes over as he creates and markets the Thneed, a thing everyone needs, from the natural resource known as the Truffla Tree. The Once-ler’sindustrious and greedy ways soon leads to the loss of Truffula Trees and wide-spread pollution forcing native creatures from their habitats. Ignoring the warnings by the Lorax, a creature that speaks for the trees, the Once-ler is soon left with total destruction and only one seed from the final Truffula Tree.
    • A Message
      Through a kid-friendly picture book, Seuss inspires young and old alike to consider their industrious actions that deplete an environment’s natural resources. The Loraxis a picture book that could kick off a study of the earth’s natural resources, earth systems, or conservation.
    • Content Area-Language Arts
      Language Arts
      Read Aloud
      Shared Reading
      Independent Reading
      Readers’ Theatre
      Persuasive or Argumentative
      Readers’ Theatre
    • Content Area-Science
      Life Science
      Environment-Human Impact
      Endangered Species
      Earth Day is Everyday!
    • The Lorax
      Selected Readings…
    • Activities & Projects
      The Lorax Project
      Aimed at inspiring youth and adult alike, the Lorax Project is an innovative project launched in 2008 by Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House publishers of The Lorax, written by Dr. Seuss in 1971. The this project’s mission is awareness, funding, and promotion for conservation initiatives.
      The Lorax
      An interactive website dedicated to the story, The Lorax
      Earth Day
      Class or school-wide projects
      Arbor Day
      Plant a tree
      Conservation Projects
      Calculate your carbon footprint (see Glogster poster)
      Plan a project
    • Related Reading
      The Wump World
      see a video on my Glogster
      The Giving Tree
    • More Websites
      Kids Face
      Earth Day in Your Neighborhood
      Earth Day Groceries
      Earth Day Coloring Book
      Earth Day Network
      Earth Day Crafts & Projects
    • Earth Day 2010
      Don’t Blow Our Future
    • References
      Peet, B. (1970) The Wump World. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
      Peet, B. (1970) The Wump World. [Online Interactive Multimedia Project by J. Karaguez]. Retrieved on
      March 26, 2010 from http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://johnnykaraguez.com/wump%2520world%2520image.jpg&imgrefurl=http://johnnykaraguez.com/demo%2520work.htm&h=190&w=260&sz=83&tbnid=zTsqo9O_vz6KGM:&tbnh=82&tbnw=112&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwump%2Bworld%2Bpictures&hl=en&usg=__gavajqHUOoi1nvHHCpEDwVprpws=&ei=Qe2qS7WwCMSAlAfYvsTRDg&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=4&ct=image&ved=0CBMQ9QEwAw
      Seuss, D. (1971). The Lorax. New York: Random House.
      Seuss, D. The Lorax. [Video file]. Google Videos. Retrieved on March 26, 2010 from http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6650219631867189375&hl=en#.