Did You Know….
In Greece, eggs are dyed red for good luck at Easter time.
Ancient Egyptians colored the floors of their temples green.
If you are “true blue,” you are loyal and faithful
Purple robes are an emblem of authority and rank.
Hindus in India wear yellow to celebrate the festival of spring.
In true Dr. Seuss style this book has become a classic in every class. Every time you turn a page in this book you are presented with a new color and a relative emotion. Colors are so important in our lives and reflect perfectly on the way we feel. Dr. Seuss, once again, speaks to all ages with this book.
In this unit Color Extravaganza you will explore the life of Dr. Seuss. Various reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a genre of literature and the writing style of a famous author will be explored. Writing activities, problem solving activities, creative and critical thinking activities make up the enrichment of the unit.
Curriculum and learning objectives that are addressed in this unit include:
The Learner Will:
• Explore feelings in relation to colors
• Expand details for figurative language
• Choose high quality details in their writing
• Carefully choose verbs, adjectives, and nouns in crafting similes
• Use research skills that are part of the Gifted and Talented Curriculum framework.
• Use the Habits of the Mind—Gathering data through the Senses and Responding with Wonderment and Awe.
The links on this page will assist you in exploring all the facets of our learning process and how we are going to use the book My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss along with the program Sketchy on a Palm Pilot. A final project will be to prepare, create, and publish a podcast.
First, you will explore Kaliedoscope of Color.