Lesson Snapshot

1. Engage:  In pairs, students will discuss what they did to get ready for school and how they arrived to school that morning. They will then relate their actions to how they influenced their environment in the process. As they discuss, they will fill in a chart with their answers.

2. Explore: Students will listen to The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. They will discuss as a class what affects the Onceler had on his environment.

3. Explain: Students will write a Two-Voice Poem that compares the actions of the Onceler to the students’ own actions in getting ready for school.

4. Extend/Expand: Students will complete a card sort where they will group images that could be considered positive or negative towards the environment. Students will then create an action plan through writing a letter, creating a poster, or writing an article for a newspaper, in which they outline ways they could help preserve the environment around them.

5. Evaluate: Students will be evaluated through their Two-Voice Poems and how they incorporated what they have learned into their action plan for the environment.