Dr. Seuss' story "Horton Hears a Who" is used in this lesson to prompt a discussion about communities and cooperation.
Main Curriculum Tie:
2nd Grade - Content
Standard 2 Objective 1
Describe behaviors that influence relationships with family and friends.
- Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
- word cards
- pocket chart
Background For Teachers:
Students do a word study of the word cooperation and talk about what
strengthens the community when Horton hears a Who. Students will be
given a word on a card from the text to raise as they hear the word read.
After their reading, the participants will group the words in to families to
see chunking. After reading the text, discussion will follow about what
the moral of the story is and how that relates to strong communities.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
5. Understand and use basic concepts and skills.
6. Communicate clearly in oral, artistic, written, and nonverbal form.
Invitation to Learn
Does it matter how big you are?
- Distribute word cards and explain to students that when they hear you say
their word, they need to raise their card high in the air, then put it back
- Read through Horton Hears a Who.
- When book is completed, have students match up with other people in the
room that have the same chunk as they do. Together, they mark their chunks
and then place the marked word card in the pocket chart forming a column of
- The Word is _________________________ and the chunk I _______ 1, 2, 3. .
Talk about how each member of the family is important. List one thing about
each member of the family that makes the family great.
cards raised, chunk identification, word family placement
Created Date :
Aug 12 2003 10:06 AM