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Innovation in Teaching Competition - Beyond the Textbook

Seuss on the Loose: An Integrated Unit

Debbie Chrzanowski
Baker Elementary School
Cobb County Schools

Grade Level and Content

English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science


This Kindergarten unit – designed for an inclusion classroom – focuses on English language arts, mathematics and science standards. During this unit, students explore Dr. Seuss’ works to master rhyming, and identifying number symbols, number words, and details in texts. The unit concludes with an individual writing assignment and self-assessment. Throughout the unit, students with special needs receive social and emotional support to ensure they both progress towards their IEP goals and master the standards.

Standards Addressed

English Language Arts
ELA.K.RF.1; ELA.K.RF.2 a, c - e; ELA.K.RL.1; ELA.K.W.2; ELA.K.L.2; ELA.K.SL.1

M.K.6; M.K.7

S.KL.2 a

Available Materials

Unit Introduction
Daily Lesson Plans
A Letter From the Teacher
Social Emotional Learning Supports Guide
‘At’ Family Activity Sheet
‘At’ and ‘Et’ Activity Sheet
Similarities and Differences Activity Sheet
Goldfish Count Activity Sheet
Graphing Goldfish Activity Sheet
‘I Do Not Like’ Activity Sheet
Specialized Phonics Activity
Dr. Seuss Writing Assignment
Student Writing Checklist
Writing Response Rubric

Video of Lesson

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About the Teacher

Debbie Chrzanowski is currently a Kindergarten Special Education teacher at Baker Elementary School in Acworth, GA. Ms. Chrzanowksi has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Georgia Southern University and was a National Board Certified Teacher in Exceptional Needs for ten years. Her best piece of teaching advice is to set high expectations for every student and be there when they are experiencing difficulty. Each day is a new experience with new challenges and fun times!

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Disclaimer: The unit plans and materials on the Innovation in Teaching Competition website are aligned with Georgia’s standards through December 2014. English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics standards have been revised. The revised standards were approved by the State Board of Education on January 15, 2015. The revised ELA and Mathematics standards were renamed from the CCGPS to the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE).

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