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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

Highlights

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, American History, and the environment. Enjoy!

June Calendar of Events
June is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: U.N. World Environment Day (6/5), D-Day (6/6), World Oceans Day (6/8), Diary Day (6/12), Flag Day (6/14), Ramadan Begins (6/18), World Refugee Day (6/20), Father's Day (6/21), Summer Begins (6/21), and Meteor Day (6/30). Plus, celebrate Child Vision Awareness Month and Safety Month all June long!

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, 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.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

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.


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