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review 2017-04-08 05:23
How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Listening Library,Walter Matthau,Dr. Seuss

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Suess is one of my favorite books I've ever read. Although its very simple, It's so fun and has a great moral behind it so of course i would recommend reading it in the classrooms. The book is about the mean ole Grinch in Whoville who tries to put a stop to Christmas. Cindy Lou Who teaches the town and the Grinch that Christmas is't just about at the presents of the material things. Christmas is about being together and the things that don;t come wrapped in perfect little bows or cost a lot of money. Family and the people you are with mean the most. I would rate this book a five out of five and it is listed as a on the Lexile scale as a 510L. An activity I would get my students to do would be to complete a story map of the book. I would then want for them to illustrate the events of the story they have included in their map.

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review 2017-04-08 03:05
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - Dr. Seuss

This is one of my favorite stories ever; it cracks me up every time! The Grinch hates Christmas and plans to “steal” the holiday from the Whos. He pretends to be Santa and steals everyone’s presents and decorations. After the fact, the Whos all still find a way to celebrate, because they know that the true meaning of Christmas is not about the presents or decorations. When the Grinch sees this, he realizes that he misunderstood what Christmas is truly about.

 

 

In the classroom, this would be a great Christmas time read. Students could be reminded that the true meaning of Christmas (and other holidays) is about family and being together, not about presents.

 

 

  • Lexile Measure:510L
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review 2017-03-28 17:20
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - Dr. Seuss

I love this book and movie! It definitely gets everyone in the holiday spirit so I would use it around the Christmas season. The Lexile level is 510L. I would use this in a 2nd or 3rd grade classroom. I would first read the book aloud to the class so that they know the story. Then we would sing the song together while they all have copies of the lyrics. Then we would go through the lyrics and find the similes and metaphors and write them on a T chart. There are so many fun things to do with How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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review 2017-01-01 18:16
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! ★★★★★
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Audio) - Dr. Seuss

Audio version via Audible. Having grown up listening to Boris Karloff's beautiful narration in the animated cartoon, Matthau's reading seemed strangely flat, although he really does a terrific reading. The story is still as enjoyable as ever, and listening to it helped my mean old Grinchy heart expand three sizes in one day.

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review 2016-12-17 21:12
(Audiobook) How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Listening Library,Walter Matthau,Dr. Seuss

The Alexa app in conjunction with Audible currently has three Christmas books that customers can listen to for free (until Jan. 3rd), and this was one of them. The narrator is Walter Matthau.

This is one of my favorite stories ever. I loved the book as a child, I love (and still watch) the classic cartoon narrated by the great Boris Karloff. Mr. Matthau's narration felt a but rushed and flat compared to Mr. Karloff, but the story is such a beloved classic that it didn't really lessen my enjoyment any.

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