Sunday, February 19, 2017

Dr. Seuss Videos with QR codes

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Thursday March 2nd, 2017 is Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America Day. Are you ready? I made QR codes for 8 videos of Dr. Seuss stories. Your students can use them at a listening center. I like to put the QR code inside the book so they can follow along. 

Click here to download Dr. Seuss Videos with QR codes on Teacher Sherpa!

You can also use the CCSS aligned questions in Thoughtful Log entries as higher level thinking response to literature. I wrote a blog post about how to use them here. Here are some Thoughtful Log Entry examples that you could use with these Dr. Seuss stories:

Green Eggs and Ham


Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How would you describe the main characters in the story? What is he/she like? What did he/she do in the story to make you describe the character this way?

CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How did the character (Sam I am) respond to the problem? (He could not get the other character in the story to eat green eggs and ham) Why did he/she act this way? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.2.3, 3.3, 4.3

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Which words in the text rhyme? How does that supply rhythm and meaning to the way you read it?
CCSS RL.2.4

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Which words provide the text with regular beats? How does it effect the way you read it?
CCSS RL.2.4

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Which lines in the text repeat? How does that supply rhythm and meaning to the way you read it?
CCSS RL.2.4

The Sneetches

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
What is the theme of this story? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 4.2

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
What is the central message, lesson, or moral of the story? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.1.1, 2.2, 3.2

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
When did this story take place? What evidence from the text makes you think so? 
CCSS RL.1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1
(It could be argued that this story is taking place today. We have problems in the world today that could be compared and contrasted to this story. It could also be argued that it took place in the past. This story could be compared and contrasted with reasons that war broke out in the past.) 

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Why do you think the author wrote this text?
CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 4.1

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Describe the overall structure of the story:
Beginning introduces the story
Setting
Major Events
Ending concludes the story
CCSS RL.1.3, 2.5

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Does any part of this book (characters, settings, problem, theme, plot) remind you of another story? How? Use evidence from both texts to support your answer.
CCSS RL1.9, .2.9, 3.9
(This story's plain belly Sneetches could be compared to the character The Lorax. Both characters have an opinion that is not very popular and they are not treated well due to their beliefs.)

The Zax

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How would you describe the main characters in the story? What is he/she like? What did he/she do in the story to make you describe the character this way?
CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
What is the theme of this story? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 4.2

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
What is the central message, lesson, or moral of the story? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.1.1, 2.2, 3.2


Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How did the character respond to the problem? Why did he/she act this way? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.2.3, 3.3, 4.3

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Would you respond in the same way as the character in this story? Why or why not?
CCSS RL.3.6

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Why do you think the author wrote this text?

CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 4.1

Ten Apples Up On Top

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Which words in the text rhyme? How does that supply rhythm and meaning to the way you read it?
CCSS RL.2.4

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Which words provide the text with regular beats? How does it effect the way you read it?
CCSS RL.2.4

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Which lines in the text repeat? How does that supply rhythm and meaning to the way you read it?
CCSS RL.2.4

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Record yourself reading the text aloud (or part of the text) and use different voices for each character.
CCSS RL.2.6

Dr. Seuss' ABC

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Which words provide the text with alliteration? How does that supply rhythm and meaning to the way you read it?
CCSS RL.2.4

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Which words provide the text with regular beats? How does it effect the way you read it?
CCSS RL.2.4

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Which lines in the text repeat? How does that supply rhythm and meaning to the way you read it?
CCSS RL.2.4

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Record yourself reading the text aloud (or part of the text) and use different voices for each character.
CCSS RL.2.6

Hop on Pop

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Which words in the text rhyme? How does that supply rhythm and meaning to the way you read it?
CCSS RL.2.4

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Which words provide the text with regular beats? How does it effect the way you read it?
CCSS RL.2.4

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Which lines in the text repeat? How does that supply rhythm and meaning to the way you read it?
CCSS RL.2.4

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Record yourself reading the text aloud (or part of the text) and use different voices for each character.
CCSS RL.2.6

The Lorax

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How would you describe the main character in the story? What is he/she like? What did he/she do in the story to make you describe the character this way?
CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
What is the theme of this story? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 4.2

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
What is the central message, lesson, or moral of the story? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.1.1, 2.2, 3.2

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How did the character respond to the problem? Why did he/she act this way? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.2.3, 3.3, 4.3

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Would you respond in the same way as the character in this story? Why or why not?
CCSS RL.3.6

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
What does this word or phrase from the story mean? (Thneed)
What evidence from the text makes you think so?
CCSS RL.4.4

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Why do you think the author wrote this text?
CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 4.1

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Describe the overall structure of the story:
Beginning introduces the story
Setting
Major Events
Ending concludes the story
CCSS RL.1.3, 2.5

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Who is telling the story? How do you know? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.1.6, 2.6, 4.6

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How is this story similar to another story? Use evidence from both texts to support your answer.
CCSS RL.2.9, 3.9
(This book could be compared to Just A Dream by Chris Van Allsburg)
Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Does any part of this book (characters, settings, problem, theme, plot) remind you of another story? How? Use evidence from both texts to support your answer.
CCSS RL1.9, .2.9, 3.9

Horton Hears A Who

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How would you describe the main character in the story? What is he/she like? What did he/she do in the story to make you describe the character this way?
CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
What is the theme of this story? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 4.2

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
What is the central message, lesson, or moral of the story? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.1.1, 2.2, 3.2

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
How did the character respond to the problem? Why did he/she act this way? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
CCSS RL.2.3, 3.3, 4.3

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Would you respond in the same way as the character in this story? Why or why not?
CCSS RL.3.6

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Why do you think the author wrote this text?
CCSS RL.2.1, 3.1, 4.1

Thoughtful Log Entry Question:
Describe the overall structure of the story:
Beginning introduces the story
Setting
Major Events
Ending concludes the story
CCSS RL.1.3, 2.5

Click here to download Dr. Seuss Videos with QR codes on Teacher Sherpa

Click here to download Thoughtful Log Entries

Enjoy!