Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is a childhood classic written by Dr. Seuss. It is a motivational story geared toward any individual who is on their way to beginning a new chapter in their life. It is the perfect book to award to anyone you are doing a sendoff for. This book’s Lexile reading level is AD600L, and it can be read by children or adults of any age. For my classroom, it would be great to give each student a copy of the book at the end of the year, especially when they may be graduating from kindergarten or even fifth grade. I think this is the perfect way to offer your students a piece of encouragement for their future years to come. In my family, we gave a copy to two of my cousins when they graduated high school and joined the military. We passed it around the family and each of us wrote a special note on a page of our own to tell them how much we loved them and how we knew they had such a bright future ahead of them. This book is the perfect way to show how much you care, whether it be for members of your family or for your students! In terms of analyzing this book in the classroom, students could look at the rhymes used throughout the book. This would be a delightful book to use for a poetry lesson.
This story is about a young girl who seems to not have the confidence she needs. She is not excellent at reading and she gets nervous when reading aloud to her peers. She worked and practiced at night. She would practice by reading to her dog at home. Finally the day came for her to read in front of her classmates. She did great! This book will show the students what constant practice will do for one's reading capabilities. This book could also be used to build students knowledge of an encouraging environment. Students could learn knew ways to support and encourage one another. They could learn knew ways to build people up rather than breaking them down. I would say this book will work great for 2nd to 6th grade. The older grades would might need to focus more on the confidence building rather than the text itself. The text could act as a guide.