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Dr. Seuss

An author study on Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss

Amber Doschadis

on 19 November 2013

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Transcript of Dr. Seuss

Seuss Geisel

Cat in the Hat
was written because he was worried children were not learning to read
He hoped to teach children to think through his books
Wrote & Illustrated 44 Children's Books
National Read Across America Day
: an Influential Author
Beloved Author
Popular Books
Fox in Sox
Green Eggs & Ham
Horton Hears A Who!
How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
Oh, The Places You'll Go!
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
The Cat in the Hat
The Lorax
Yertle the Turtle
Hop on Pop
The Pulitzer Prize
Two Academy Awards
Two Emmy Awards
Caldecott Honor Awards
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
Legion of Merit Award
Interviews with Audrey Geisel
a.k.a. Mrs. Seuss
A Few of
My Favorites!
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
Published in 1937
A boy named Marco is walking home from school on Mulberry Street. On his way home, he sees a horse pulling a wagon. He wants to go home with a elaborate story of what he has seen on Mulberry Street to tell his dad. The horse and wagon are not quite what he was going for. Marco transforms the horse and wagon into a fascinating story of a parade of animals and people. He now has a story that no one can beat! The excitement he has for his "new" story follows him all the way home. Then his dad asks him of his sightings in which Marco replies, "Nothing, but a plain horse and wagon on Mulberry Street."
If I Ran The Zoo
Published in 1950
Gerald McGrew is a kid who visits a zoo. He decides that the animals in the zoo are not quite good enough to be in the zoo. If he ran the zoo, he would make a few changes. He would start with freeing all the animals from the cages and pens and starting over again. He would find animals that were of the much more unusual kind. He would add to his zoo the strangest odd creatures that ever did walk traveling to far-off and peculiar places to capture them. That's what he would do if he ran the zoo.
Green Eggs and Ham
Published in 1960
Sam-I-Am asks an unnamed character if he likes green eggs and ham. The unnamed character says he does not like green eggs and ham. Sam-I-Am continues to pester the unnamed character by following him around and encouraging him to try them in numerous locations. The unnamed character continually refuses until finally the unnamed character
gives into Sam's pestering. The unnamed character decides he does like green eggs and ham
and happily thanks Sam-I-Am.
Book Trailer
Movie Trailer
Released March 2, 2012
Played by Taylor Swift
Audrey. The character played by Taylor Swift
in Dr. Seuss'
The Lorax.
Taylor Swift at
The Lorax
premiere. Swift plays
Audrey in Dr. Seuss'
The Lorax.
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Photo Citation:
[Taylor Swift: The "Lorax" Lady]. Retrieved November 15, 2013, from: http://cdn05.cdn.justjaredjr.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/taylor-lorax/taylor-swift-lorax-premiere-18.jpg
Played by Zac Efron
Ted. A main character
in Dr. Seuss' movie
The Lorax.
Zac Efron recording for his character, Ted,
in the movie,
The Lorax.
Photo Citation: [Ted Wiggins]. Retrieved November 15, 2013, from: http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130411231523/poohadventures/images/d/d3/Ted_Wiggins.jpg
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The Lorax
Played by Danny Devito
The Lorax. He is a main character
in Dr. Seuss' movie
The Lorax.
Lorax is a grumpy but charming
creature who speaks for the trees.
Danny Devito is the voice of the Lorax in
Dr. Seuss' movie
The Lorax.
He is shown
recording his voice over for his character
The Lorax.
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in the Classroom
A fun and interactive site focused on Dr. Seuss himself and his works. Includes videos, games and activities for the kids. Great information for parents and educators as well.
The Art of Dr. Seuss
A website displaying the many pieces of artwork
by Dr. Seuss as well as an overview of the artwork
displayed. It also includes a biograpy of Dr. Seuss.
Both websites are owned by Dr. Seuss properties ™ & © 1937-2011 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.
Graphic Citation: [Cat In The Hat]. Retrieved November 15, 2013, from:
Students Responding to
& Me
Students will learn about the life of
Dr. Seuss and how he grew up by
having the story
The Boy on
Fairfield Street
read to them in class.
Students will then take the information
they learned regarding Dr. Seuss' life
and use it to help them in outlining
imporant aspects in their own lives.
Students will then present the
information on themselves to the class
and compare and contrast on how it
correlates with Dr. Seuss' life.
All About
Students will do a mini author study on Dr. Seuss. Students will have the book
The Boy on Fairfield Street
read to them and learn about the life of Dr. Seuss. Students will then have free time each day to read an arrangement of Dr. Seuss books on their own and explore www.seussville.com. As a class, we will develop a timeline of important aspects in Dr. Seuss' life. We will then use a map to mark locations that were of importance in his life. Students will then have the opportunity to dress up as their favorite characters and perform scenes out their favorite book or talk about their favorite book.
These fun ideas were found on
My Personal Connection to
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My first memories of reading include Dr. Seuss
Favorites in my household
Student teaching in a Kindergarten classroom will include many of his works
Works Cited
Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a Dr. Seuss
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Map Credits: Google Earth
Photo Citation: [Dartmouth College Campus Map]. Retrieved November 15, 2013, from: http://www.mappery.com/maps/Dartmouth-College-campus-map.mediumthumb.pdf.png
Map Credit: Google Earth
Influences on
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Influences in
Video Citation: [Zander]. Recorded by Amber Doschadis.
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Graphic Citation: [Thing1thing2]. Retrieved November 14, 2013, from: http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130213220103/seuss/images/1/17/Thing1thing2.jpg
Graphic Citation: [The_grinch]. Retrieved November 15, 2013, from: http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130122180710/seuss/images/2/27/The_grinch.jpg
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Audrey Geisel is shown with The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2 at the dedication for Dr. Seuss' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004.
Springfield, MA
Dartmouth College
Place of Death
La Jolla, CA
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