The Lorax

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.

Genre: Fiction

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.

Posted by: Olivia Cyr


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