The Lorax Resource Set

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The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

The Lorax lives in a wonderful place filled with magical animals, beautiful trees and wondrous wildlife. That is until the greedy Once-ler comes along and cuts everything down to make something called a Thneed. Students will enjoy this classic Dr. Seuss story as they work to demonstrate their advancing skills with various comprehension strategies, particularly identifying the author’s purpose for writing the book.

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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 Consonant Digraphs
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
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CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Connections: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Synthesizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 RL.3.6 RL.3.7 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Word Work: RF.3.3 RF.3.4
  • Vocabulary: L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: 3.10A 3.10B 3.10C 3.10D 3.10F 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C
  • Making Connections: 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6E 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C
  • Retelling & Summarizing: 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6G 3.6I 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8B 3.8C 3.8D
  • Synthesizing: 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6G 3.6H 3.6I 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C 3.8D
  • Understanding Text Structure: 3.10B 3.10C 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6H 3.6I 3.7B 3.7C 3.7E 3.7F 3.8C 3.9E(iii)
  • Word Work: 3.2A(iii) 3.2B(iii)
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    The Lorax Resource Set

    Identifying the Author’s Purpose with The Lorax

    The timeless lesson presented in The Lorax make it the ideal book for showing students how to find the author’s deeper purpose for writing a text. Dr. Seuss reveals his messages about greed and environmental awareness through both text and illustrations.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.10A 3.10B 3.10C 3.10D 3.10F 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C

    Making Connections with The Lorax

    For students who are working to make more advanced connections as they read, The Lorax is an excellent resource. Readers will apply prior knowledge to make text-to-self, text-to-text and text-to-world connections.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6E 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C

    Retelling and Summarizing with The Lorax

    The Lorax is a good choice for differentiating your instruction to students who need additional support with retelling and those who need a new challenge. Students can practice identifying key characters and events within the main sequence as well as the flashback sequence of this story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6G 3.6I 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8B 3.8C 3.8D

    Synthesizing with The Lorax

    The Lorax is full of opportunity for readers who are beginning to synthesize to fully comprehend their reading. Students will need to recognize their use of various comprehension strategies to demonstrate how their understanding of the characters and the message develops throughout the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.5 RL.3.6 RL.3.7 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6G 3.6H 3.6I 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8C 3.8D

    Understanding Text Structure with The Lorax

    In The Lorax, Dr. Seuss uses a flashback strategy and some foreshadowing to deliver his message to readers. This provides quality practice to students who are beginning to understand more sophisticated text structures. Readers will also have to pay close attention to the dialogue and the illustrations to fully comprehend this text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.10B 3.10C 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6H 3.6I 3.7B 3.7C 3.7E 3.7F 3.8C 3.9E(iii)

    The Lorax 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 Lorax Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of The Lorax. 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 Lorax Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of The Lorax.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, reader's notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    The Lorax Word Work - Consonant Digraphs

    Make classroom reading time even more productive by using The Lorax to teach word study. This book is an excellent resource for teaching a phonics lesson about consonant digraphs. To access these classroom-ready lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets, download this individual Word Work package or look for them in your Super Pack.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.3.3 RF.3.4
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.2A(iii) 3.2B(iii)

    The Lorax Vocabulary Connections

    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in The Lorax? Download this Vocabulary Builder for fun resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth. If you download this book’s Super Pack, these resources are all included.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the The Lorax Resource Set.

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