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My Dogs Are Barking

February 28, 2012

Ow! Ow! Ow! My feet hurt. Shoes are out! No Jimmy Choo shoes. No five-inch heels. Maybe some designer orthopedic shoes. Or how about some advice from Dr. Seuss and The Foot Book? How about some duck feet? Now there’s an idea.

It all began when I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew. On my way I saw a Fox in Socks, The Cat in the Hat, and The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street! Now you know why my feet hurt. I had to Hop on Pop to get home.

 

Dr. Seuss had a truckload of fantastical ideas. Oh, the Things You Can Think! and Oh, the Places You’ll Go when you read one of his books. And you’ll meet an array of zany characters – Brown Bar-ba-loots, Zizzy Zozzfozzel, Foo-Foo the Snoo, the Fuddnuddler Brothers, and the Nizzards – just to name a few.  

Friday, March second, is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day! It’s a good day to visit Seussville for some reading fun.

Now it’s time to rest my tootsies and read Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book. Ahhhhh…

Read Across America!

March 1, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, and it’s the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day! It’s a day to celebrate rollicking rhymes, wacky characters, and a reading revolution created by a man who knew how to entice and entertain young readers with a limited amount of words and a tremendous imagination.

When it came to writing, this is what Dr. Seuss had to say:  “Writing simply means no dependent clauses, no dangling things, no flashbacks, and keeping the subject near the predicate. We throw in as many fresh words we can get away with. Simple, short sentences don’t always work. You have to do tricks with pacing, alternate long sentences with short, to keep it vital and alive…. Virtually every page is a cliffhanger–you’ve got to force them to turn it.”

So…

On this Wednesday,

pick up a book.

Turn the pages.

Have a good look.

Read it alone.

Read to others.

Read to sisters.

Read to brothers.

Read it wacky

like Dr. Seuss.

Read it! Read it!

To Mother Goose.

But don’t forget,

read every day. 

Dr. Seuss would

like it that way!

While you’re at it, try one of these activities to celebrate Read Across America Day.

Dress up as favorite story character.

Do a Reader’s Theater from a Dr. Seuss book.

Do a choral reading.

Invite parents to school to read or be read to by students.

Invite a local celebrity to read to students.

Choose a favorite author and do a biographical report.

Choose a favorite book and do an oral report.

Create a bookmark.

Make an advertisement for your favorite book.

Do an acrostic poem with the words, I LOVE READING or READING ROCKS.

Play charades, using famous children’s book titles.

Match authors with book titles.

Have a book exchange.

Collect “gently used” books to be given to a charity.

Create a class poem, using Dr. Seuss characters. And…

Don’t forget to wish Dr. Seuss Happy Birthday, and thank him for his creative genius!

Dr. Seuss quotes for readers and writers: 

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

“Be awesome! Be a book nut.”

“Think and wonder, wonder and think.”

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”

 “So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.”

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