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.