Seusstastic in the Upper Grades

My lower grade friends seem to get most of the fun with Dr. Seuss, but there's room for him in the upper grades, too.  I shared this a while back, but I'm pretty sure I only had about ten followers at that time.  So, I'm feeling confident it'll be new to most of you!

It started with this pin:

I loved it.  So smart.  And deep.  And thought provoking.  You know what I wasn't loving at the time?  Our tired writing stations.  I loved the quotes so much that they became a new writing response station.  I made these posters:

And this recording sheet:

You can download the posters here (get them printed in 11x17 color at Office Max or Office Depot for $1.50!)


  1. LOVE!! thank you so much! I have a few things I do with my kiddos too, but this is getting added in!! :)
    ideas by jivey

  2. I love the responding to a quote idea! This may find its way into my plans as we continue reading The Lorax tomorrow!
    MissKinBK A Fifth Grade Blog

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  4. Love them! I wasn't going to do anything Dr. Seuss this year - but this has inspired me!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  5. I agree! Dr. Seuss is perfect for any age. Thanks!

    HokIe Teach

  6. This is great. I've just moved from 1st to 4th this year and am having Dr. Seuss withdrawl this week. Thank you!

  7. These are fantastic!! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower!
    Science for Kids Blog

  8. These are awesome, Megan. I wish that I hadn't fallen asleep standing up every night this week, or I would have pulled this together for today!

  9. The posters are awesome. i was thinking about what I would use for a prompt on our Reading Blog this week I think I've found it. Thanks for sharing. Another upper grade Seuss activity I've done is have my kids "Seuss" their independent reading book, AKA rewrite a scene from their story is Seuss-like prose. It's a challenge and it takes LOTS of modeling but they come up with some wonderful stuff. ~Stacy @

  10. These are so great! This is my first year in fourth and I love that there's a way to use Dr. Suess in the upper grades. Thanks for sharing.