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Bartholomew and the Oobleck

by Dr. Seuss

Bartholomew and The Oobleck

The King of Didd loved to look into the sky. But he was increasingly unhappy when he saw only rain, snow, fog, and sunshine. As a powerful king, he decided to change things so he could get more variety. Follow Bartholomew, the page boy, as he witnesses the bizarre events that unfold.

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Enrichment Activities
Internet Resources
Books by Dr, Seuss


Enrichment Activities

  • Word Bank
    Use vocabulary words from the book to fill in sentences.

  • Weather Symbols
    Have your students write a story about weather and use weather symbols within the story.

  • Venn Diagram
    Use this two-part Venn diagram to identify differences and similarities of real and imaginary weather patterns that are depicted in the book.

  • Weather Songs Have students sing familiar weather songs, to develop their individual and ensemble singing. Some examples of weather songs are the following:

    “I Love a Rainy Night”
    “The Rain Song”
    “Wind of Change”
    “Dust in the Wind”
    “Let It Snow”
    “Rain, Rain, Go Away”
    “Heat Is On”
    “Here Comes the Sun”
    “Blue Skies”
    “Ain't no Sunshine”
    “Somewhere over the Rainbow”
    “You Are My Sunshine”

  • Weather Watcher Kite
    Help your students create a kite with each day's weather recorded on the tail.

  • Weather Word Search
    This word find has students searching for weather terms.

  • A Weather Calendar
    Use this graphic organizer to record the weather for each day of the month.


Internet Resources

Seussville
Grade Levels: Primary, Middle
Students can play games, chat with the Cat in the Hat, win prizes, find out about new Dr. Seuss books, and much, much more!
http://www.randomhouse.com/seussville/

Books by Dr. Seuss

And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
Dr. Seuss' Sleep Book
Horton Hatches the Eggs
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
On Beyond Zebra
Scrambled Eggs Super
The 500 Hats of Batholomew Cubbins
The Butter Battle Book
The Lorax

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