Dr. Seuss & Read Across America

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Celebrate reading on Monday, March 3, 2014 for the 17th annual Read Across America Day. Join the countless educators, students, parents, and community members who will be sharing their love of reading across our nation.

Below, find classroom-ready resources to help your students both learn to read, and enjoy reading for a lifetime. You can find more resources like these within KET Encylomedia.

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Between the Lions

Between the Lions. Here are segments selected from Between the Lions, the series that helps kids "Get Wild About Reading!" This special collection provides a set of early Reading/Language Arts resources on topics such as: fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics, text comprehension, vocabulary, book and print awareness, language and vocabulary development, letter knowledge awareness, and phonological awareness.

PBS LearningMedia.

Grades PreK-1.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!TM is designed to spark a love of learning and an interest in science in preschool-aged children. Based on Random House’s best-selling Beginner Book collection “The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library™,” the TV series and online resources are designed to cultivate positive views about science and scientists among the next generation—the children who will become tomorrow’s citizens and innovators—and help families and teachers build communities of science explorers.

PBS Kids.

Grades PreK-2.

PBS Parents: About Dr. Seuss

PBS Parents: About Dr. Seuss. "A person's a person, no matter how small," Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, would say. "Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted." Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped millions of kids learn to read.

PBS Parents.

Grades: PreK-5, adult

Reading Rockets: March Book List

Reading Rockets: March Book List. March is a month filled with celebrations like Dr. Seuss' birthday, observed by Read Across America Day. It's also Music in Our Schools and Women's History Month. March's wind sometimes brings about an almost magical change with the start of spring — a salute to green. So, mark March with books and make everyday a day to celebrate reading!


Grades PreK-5.

Gone Readin'

Gone Readin'. Our spectacular collection of resources supporting literacy skills development in grades PreK-12. Explore this NEW collection that features video, lesson plans, and interactive games from programs like MARTHA SPEAKS, Poetry Everywhere, The Electric Company, and Shakespeare Uncovered!

PBS LearningMedia.

Grades PreK-12.

The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss

The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss. The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss is an American live-action/puppet television series based on characters created by Dr. Seuss and produced by Jim Henson Productions. Find over 40 full-length episodes on varying topics.

Discovery Education.

Grades K-2.

Marvin K. Mooney

Marvin K. Mooney. In this interactive, the world of fitness and literacy unite! As the teacher reads the book “Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now” by Dr. Seuss, students listen carefully and safely jump up out of their chairs with their hands over their heads every time they hear the word “go.” This is a great lesson combining psychomotor, cognitive and affective skills. Find the associated lesson plan here.

PBS LearningMedia.

Grades K-5.

Weston Woods

Weston Woods. Scholastic subsidiary Weston Woods® children’s literature titles are available within Discovery Education, including such favorites as Chrysanthemum, How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, and Rikki Tikki Tavi. Discovery Education also features audio books from Weston Woods in a variety of world languages, including Japanese, French, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish.

Discovery Education.

Grades K-5.

Discovery Education Calendar

Discovery Education Calendar. March 2, 1904: Dr. Seuss, author. Includes description as well as associated video segments.

Discovery Education.

Grades K-12.

The Electric Company

The Electric Company. Over thirty years ago, an educational television show dared to speak to youth in the voice of their generation. The Electric Company turned on the power of possibility for kids by showing them that learning to read can be fun. In 2009, the power surged back with the all-new The Electric Company. The show aims to entertain children between 6 and 9 while simultaneously teaching the following four crucial areas of literacy that are challenging for struggling readers: 1. Decoding: Children will increase their ability to manipulate sounds in spoken words and map the words to print. 2. Vocabulary: Children will expand the amount of words that they use and understand. 3. Comprehension of Connected Text: Children will learn strategies that good readers use to understand connected text (phrases and sentences). 4. Motivation: Children will be motivated to read connected text and express themselves using text.

PBS LearningMedia.

Grades 1-3.

What is Oobleck? Hands-On Activity

What is Oobleck? In this activity, students will mix corn starch and water to produce a material that is often called Oobleck, as named and imagined by children's author Dr. Seuss. For a more open inquiry, encourage students to change the proportions of the two ingredients of Oobleck, and then observe and compare the results.

Discovery Education.

Grades 3-5.