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Students in a high school parenting class use Dr. Seuss's The Lorax to teach age-appropriate environmental tips to first graders. This lesson would be a great asset to the Read Across America celebration.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will identify ways to care for the environment or/and natural resources as suggested by The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Students will create age-appropriate storyboard presentations to instruct first graders in the application of ideas to nurture and conserve the environment. Students will identify literacy skills important for young children. Students will create a reading lesson for first graders. Student will utilize Internet research to create the lesson.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, print or Internet sources for environmental tips as suggested by the story
Technology Resources Needed:
Computers with Internet access, presentation software such as PowerPoint or HyperStudio, LCD projector or TV and scan converter for displaying presentations to first graders
Parenting students should study the importance of early literacy skills in young children. They should review information from past biology classes for knowledge concerning the environment.
The teacher should design a rubric that best fits his/her expectations of the students.
Students could schedule a follow-up visit to assist first grade students in writing thank-you letters to the upper classmen who read to them. First graders could also write letters to and draw pictures for their legislators asking for help in saving the environment. High schoolers could hold a poster contest in which the students promote the care of the environment.
Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom
for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading
or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at
a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with
short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions;
poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.