Green Eggs and Ham

Bibliographic Information: Seuss, Dr. Green Eggs and Ham. New York: Beginner, 1960. Print.

Brief Annotation: Green Eggs and Ham is the story about a thing named Sam who is trying to get something else to try green eggs and ham.  The moral of the story is that you will never know if you like something or not, until you try it.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: Kindergarten-2

Reader who will like this: Students who enjoy books written by Dr. Seuss will love this book!  Especially if those students love rhyming words and stories that have great morals but do not necessarily hold any realistic qualities.

Rating/Response: 5, this book is a wonderful book and it is one that is very common everywhere.  It is a complicated read for beginner readers because of all of the rhyming words.  But if a student wants a challenge, it is a great book to have them try to read.  All Dr. Seuss books help to open up a readers mind and get the creativity flowing in those readers.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Why are Dr. Seuss books considered to be funny?

Reading Strategy: Questioning

Rationale for Strategy: This book has so many unique and wonderful qualities about it that get the mind flowing and asking questions.  For example, when I read this book, I always wonder about how a car can drive on a tree and how the green eggs and ham stay on the plate under water.  There are so many interesting aspects to this book that will get students thinking and asking questions.

Posted by: Breanna Richey


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