|
 

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.

To buy this book, click here or on the book cover.

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


Free 7-Day Trial for TeacherVision®

Sign up for a free trial and get access
to our huge library of teaching materials!

Start Trial

Highlights

Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!