After facing 27 heart breaking rejections, Dr. Seuss was heading back to his apartment to burn his first book. It was on his journey back that a chance encounter changed his future forever.
As he was walking to his apartment along Madison Avenue he bumped into an old Dartmouth College friend, Mike McClintock. McClintock, by chance, had just started working that very morning at Vanguard Press children’s section as editor. A few hours later the two had signed a contract to publish Dr. Seuss’s first book, “And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” after it had been rejected 27 times. (Unreal Facts)
Now, he is one of America’s most beloved children's authors/illustrators. Theodor Seuss Geisel grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts, which is MindWing’s home too! And we are quite proud of him.
Below is a list some very useful MindWing blogs about Dr. Seuss and his books, many with activities for your students. We have also included some useful links to other sites that have information about Dr. Seuss and printable activity sheets.
Dr. Seuss Lessons and Links for Read Across America Day A list of Seuss resources,
Read Across America Day & Dr. Seuss Lesson! Four lesson approaches using SGM or Braidy aligned with CCSS.
Another Classic: Dr. Seuss’ The Sneetches “The Sneetches” analyzed and outlined using five of the seven SGM Developmental Stages.
And to think that YOU saw it on Mulberry Street Free download of in-depth analysis of “Horton Hatches the Egg!”
Is Maryellen Actually “Maryellen Who?” Download lesson on “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
Dr. Seuss birthday celebration set for Saturday (MassLive article) – For those of you in driving distance to Springfield, Massachusetts, check out the events going on at the Dr. Seuss Museum this weekend.
Seuss in Springfield Matching Game – Match book pictures to Springfield location pictures. You’ll learn a lot about Theodor. Students will love this.
Seuss in Springfield Kid-Friendly Bio –Information with Geisel’s childhood and family information, and why/where he drew his inspiration.
Seussville Printables – Wonderful printable activities for Dr. Seuss books.
Free Home School Deals – A list of resources for activities and downloadables for Seuss books. A lot of stuff here to wade through, but worth looking at.
We Are Teachers – An activity for each favorite Dr. Seuss book.