Bibliographic Information: Seuss. The Lorax. New York: Random House
Brief Annotation: The Once-ler comes to a beautiful forest of truffula tress which he promptly cuts down to create his thneeds. The deforestation has devastating affects on the animals who live in the forest.
Grade Level: 1-5
Readers who will like this: Students who enjoy Dr. Seuss and stories about the forest will enjoy this book.
Rating/Response: 4 – This book is beautifully written in rhyme, and the illustrations are classic Dr. Seuss. This book allows students to learn about an issue from a text that is familiar.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: What is pollution?
Reading Strategy: Science
Rationale for Strategy: This book is a perfect way to introduce pollution and conservation in a unit on earth science.
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