The Cat in the Hat Resource Set

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The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

This Dr. Seuss classic is about a madcap Cat in the Hat who unexpectedly visits Sally and her brother on a rainy day while Mother is out. With the addition of two Things and a pet fish, mayhem rules in a rhyming sort of way. Students will enjoy the rhythm of this selection and be able to utilize comprehension strategies including visualizing, synthesizing, and understanding text structure.

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  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for hyming Word Families
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer KeysComplete Common Core Alignment
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Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Synthesizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Visualizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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    The Cat in the Hat Resource Set

    Asking Questions with The Cat in the Hat

    The childish antics of this cast of characters written with colorful poetry will engage students while reading. This mini lesson encourages students to ask questions about the characters and events in the book to enhance comprehension.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Retelling and Summarizing with The Cat in the Hat

    This retelling and summarizing mini lesson and set of resources gives readers the opportunity to identify and retell important information regarding the setting, characters, and plot. Use the included student resources to help students write about the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Synthesizing with The Cat in the Hat

    As students read through The Cat in the Hat the main character evolves. This synthesizing lesson plan will help readers discuss their ideas about the evolution of characters across the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Understanding Text Structure with The Cat in the Hat

    The Cat in the Hat offers students an opportunity to practice comprehension through examining the ways in which Dr. Seuss used basic text structures to tell his story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Visualizing with The Cat in the Hat

    The rhythmic pattern of text in The Cat in the Hat is ideal for helping students who need additional practice with mental imagery and visualizing settings. Use this mini lesson to explicitly model how readers use text to form strong mental images that improve comprehension.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    The Cat in the Hat Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    The Cat in the Hat Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of The Cat in the Hat. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    The Cat in the Hat Word Work - Rhyming Word Families

    The Cat in the Hat is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about rhyming word families. Either download The Cat in the Hat Super Pack or this individual Word Work package to access lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.2.3 RF.2.4

    The Cat in the Hat Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy The Cat in the Hat, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download The Cat in the Hat Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6

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