One of my all time favorite books! The protagonist leaves home and travels through many different landscapes and places. He continues to explore and think about the places he will eventually travel to! I would use this as an end of the year book with students writing where they would like to either travel to or where they would like to end up. It could also be used to work on fluency!
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss is a level J according to the Fountas and Pinnell reading level scale. Green Eggs and Ham is a book about a guy named Sam and he is trying to get his "friend" to try green eggs and ham. However, his friend does NOT want to try green eggs and ham, until finally he actually tries them and likes them. I think Green Eggs and Ham is a great book for Dr. Seuss week, and you can make your students try green eggs and ham. You can even have it as your class data that day on if your students liked green eggs and ham, if they never tried green eggs and ham, or if they did not like green eggs and ham.
This is a great Dr. Seuss book about Sam who absolutely does not like green eggs and ham. The book goes on to describe how Sam would never eat green eggs and ham, no matter the circumstances. At the end of the story, Sam is convinced to try the green eggs and ham, and finds that he actually likes them.
This book would be great for teaching students about rhyming words. The teacher could copy one of the pages and have students identify rhymes by highlighting the words. Older or more advanced students could write their own rhyming poems about a food that they do not like.
Fountas and Pinnell Level J
This is my ALL-TIME-FAVORITE Dr. Seuss book! It's definitely in my top-5-favorite of ALL TIE! This is a story about the Lorax, about tree, about nature, and about caring for the world around us. It teaches children many valuable lessons. I would put it at a Level M in the Fountas & Pinnell scale because it is pretty difficult language for young kids to read and comprehend by themselves.
As an activity, I would have students choose their favorite quotes from the book and decode the or explain them. I observed this being done when I was observing in a 5th grade classroom and the kids loved it! Then they got to watch the movie to enhance understanding and they loved it. I was in 9th grade the first time I saw the movie and I thought it was hilarious, so it's really great for all ages.