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The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat (edition 1957)

by Dr. Seuss

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Title:The Cat in the Hat
Authors:Dr. Seuss
Info:Random House Books for Young Readers (1957), Hardcover, 72 pages
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The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

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    Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (raizel)
    raizel: Both books deal with children left home alone who endure escalating chaos until everything at last returns to normal.
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    Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss (gilberts)
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    One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself) by Dr. Seuss (Anonymous user)
    Anonymous user: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish has the same kind of humor as The Cat in the Hat.
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    My Friend is Sad by Mo Willems (goodiegoodie)

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I think this would be a great book to teach kindergarten students about working together or how you can make a bad day better.
  tylerschmitt | Feb 22, 2017 |
This book would be read aloud to my students. In a first or second grade class, the this book could be used for a poetry lesson. After reading this book, 20 rhyming words from the book could be written on the board. The students will then have to write their own poems use at least 14 words from the words written on the board. For a kindergarten class learning about patterns, they could create their own Cat in the Hat hat using a pattern of colors, lines, and shapes. Each student will get a paper cut-out in the shape of the cat in the hat's hat, and must create a repetitive pattern for their hat in order to display their understanding of what a pattern is and what it looks like.
  kkminime | Feb 21, 2017 |
This book could be used with all grades in a lesson on making connections because all age groups can relate to something that they have done on a rainy day, or something they have done without their parents that they might not approve of, further allowing each grade to do a different activity like fifth grade could use it to write a narrative, or kindergarten to draw a picture. Read aloud for all ages because of the obvious rhythm it is fun to listen to. This book can also be used in a lesson on retelling with kindergartners or first graders to hit R.L. standard 2 because it has a lot of main ideas the students can pick out.
  rstrohmeier | Feb 18, 2017 |
This book could be used in a second grade classroom. You could read the book aloud, and create an extension where the students would write their own story. They would tell the story from the fish's point of view, or from the cats point of view. This way they learn about point of view while practicing their writing skills. You could also use it in kindergarten as a read aloud. As you read it aloud, students could raise their hands as they hear words that rhyme and you could write them down on the board as you read so that students can see the words that they have identified.
  AleciaTomes | Feb 18, 2017 |
Two children are bored waiting for mom on a rainy day, when the Cat in the Hat walks in the front door. He shows them different trick and balancing acts, with all different things in the house. Then he brings in big red box and outcome Thing One and Thing Two, they destroy they house while flying kites in the house. Then the fish notices their mom is on her way home so the boy catches the Things with a net and the took them away. Then the cat comes back with his big red machine and completely cleans the house. When mom walks in she asks the children, how was your day? I enjoyed reading the book. There was conflict between the children and the fish. This book is written from the boys point of view which is first person point of view. When children read, this book will learn phonograms. This is a excellent way to practice phonograms in the classroom. It is also a great book to work on vocabulary words for children. ( )
  Jennifer_McLeod | Feb 12, 2017 |
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This is classic book to be used in a lesson about rhyming. This is also a book to use in celebrating Dr. Seus Day!
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The sun did not shine.
It was too wet to play.
So we sat in the house
All that cold, cold, wet day.
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Michievous feline
Entertains kids with mayhem
Ignores miffed fish.

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 039480001X, Hardcover)

He may be an old standby, but he never lets us down. When in doubt, turn to the story of the cat that transformed a dull, rainy afternoon into a magical and just-messy-enough adventure. There's another, hidden adventure, too: this book really will help children learn to read. With his simple and often single-vowel vocabulary, the good Doctor knew what he was doing: hear it, learn it, read it--laughing all the way. The Cat in the Hat is a must for any child's library.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:59 -0400)

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Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat who shows them some tricks and games.

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