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What has Dr. Seuss Done? Had Lots of Figurative Language Fun!

Dr. Seuss isn’t just for elementary classes anymore!

Do you know what’s happening March 2nd? It’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day! Dr. Seuss is one of the most celebrated children’s authors today, and most children have read his books or have had his books read to them. By the time students reach late elementary and middle school age, however, classics like, The Cat in the Hat or Green Eggs and Ham have fallen off their radar.

But fear not, middle school teachers! You too can use Dr. Seuss in your classroom! Dr. Seuss’s books are full of figurative language, and the Simple Solutions team has created some fun with this! To help your students explore the buzz about onomatopoeia use Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? with our Moo! Onomatopoeia Practice worksheet. Have your students interact with Oh Say Can You Say? and our Always Alluring Alliteration Practice worksheet. Or you can have your students complete our Figurative Language Scavenger Hunt using whatever Dr. Seuss classic(s) you choose! Hopefully, interacting with these texts will remind your students how fun reading can be!

There is fun to be had, so much “Seuss” to explore.

Wouldn’t it be sad if we didn’t have more?

This list of lesser-known Dr. Seuss books may add more diversity to your students’ search for figurative language.

Check out this list to see a list of Lexile measures for Dr. Seuss classics and activities for elementary students.

Click on the images below to download the activity sheets!

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