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Dr. Seuss' story "Horton Hears a Who" is used in this lesson to prompt a discussion about communities and cooperation.
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.
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?
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