Sunday, July 3, 2011

One of My Favorite Children's Books

One of my favorite children's books is The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss.  Mostly it's my favorite because my son, Tyler, made me read to him almost every night when he was little. Another reason I chose this particular book is because it has a great message, acceptance.  I use this the story of The Sneetches in my education prep course for 11th and 12th graders.  I read the book to them (It always amazes me at how intently they listen.  After all, they are almost adults and I'm reading them a children's book!) and then I have them work in groups to write a lesson plan on acceptance.  I also like Dr. Seuss because his books are full of imagination and the use of rhyme helps develop literacy in children.

1 comment:

Kathryn Price said...

I love Dr. Seuss books too! I collect them and my kindergarten students love them. I usually do an author's study with these books. They are so silly and make the kids laugh. It is awesome to see a different perspective on how to use them. Reading them to your high school students is so cool! I really enjoyed this outlook!