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Earth Day with The Lorax

Grade Level Grades 3-5
Resource Type Activity
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Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards

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Help students celebrate Earth Day with activities inspired by Dr. Seuss's timeless book, The Lorax. 

These easy-to-implement activities support English language arts and STEM curricula and set the stage for students (grades 3-5) and their families to find practical ways they can help protect resources and make their communities greener and healthier.

Please visit the PROGRAM SITE for curricular standards, complete teaching kit, parent/caregiver letter, and more resources and activities to support environmental education.

Made Possible By: Random House Children's Books

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Lorax_TeachersKit.pdf

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July 6, 2021
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Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.
Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and that their uses affect the environment.
Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.

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