The Cat in the Hat

Character 29

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Book Synopsis: A mischievous cat causes havoc for two kids and their fish when mom is away.

Instructional Focus: (Numbers are for the Virginia Standards of Learning, generally Reading/English)

Poetry, Rhyming Words (K.1A, K.4B, 1.1C, 5.5D)

Creating the Costume: This was not a character I planned but one I was asked to do for Read Across America.  Another teacher actually had all the parts to this costume that she shared.  White knit gloves, a felt hat and tail went with a Christmas bow to create this costume.

Delivery:  I am not a fan of Dr. Seuss.  I just did not have good experiences reading his books as a child.  I don’t care much for rhyming, made up words and made up creatures.  HIs drawings also always creeped me out a bit.  However, I made the sacrifice to read this book and kindergarten liked it in particular.

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