Iowa Public Television

K-12 Connections Event
Read Across America: The Lorax
Subject Areas:
    Language Arts/Communication

Celebrate Read Across America Day and The Lorax with IPTV and Warren County Conservation! Naturalist Logan Roberts will explore the world of The Lorax by Dr. Seuss through reading, activities and more!

Logan will share her love of books as well as his love of animals by comparing the world of The Lorax to the real-life world of a naturalist, who educates people about protecting natural resources and wildlife. Students will also learn about some of Iowa's most threatened species.

Registrants agree to provide the following materials for their class:

  • one piece of paper per student
  • one sharpened pencil per student

Important Dates:
March 2: Dr. Seuss's Birthday

Following this ICN session, confirmed registrants receive the complimentary books The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! I Love the Nightlife! and The Cat in the Hat: Miles and Miles of Reptiles or alternate titles.

Suggested Prerequisites:

Session Related Web sites:

Related Lesson Plans and Units:
Check out the Thinkfinity Search: Web site. Check mark 'language arts' then search for 'reading.'

PBS Teachers - PBS Teachers offers free lesson plans, professional development and more for preK-12 educators.

Are you new to the ICN experience? If so, take a moment to view the IPTV K-12 Connections Frequently Asked Questions and Keys to a Successful Session.

Standards: (Hide Standards)

Applicable standards from McREL:

English Standards Standard 6: Reading literary texts

Level I [Grades K-2]
1. Applies reading skills and strategies to a variety of familiar literary passages and texts (e.g., fairy tales, folktales, fiction, nonfiction, legends, fables, myths, poems, picture books, predictable books)
2. Identifies favorite books and stories Identifies setting, main characters, main events, and problems in stories
3. Relates stories to personal experiences


Classroom Resources:

The following related programs are available on IPTV's broadcast or from the AEAs: (Check The Classroom Resource ( Web site for broadcast dates and times.)

  • SID THE SCIENCE KID (Grade Level: PreK-2)
  • MARTHA SPEAKS (Grade Level: PreK-2)
  • ARTHUR(Grade Level: PreK-3)

Sessions are provided at no cost by Iowa Public Television in collaboration with the Iowa Communications Network to PK-12 students and the adults working with or on behalf of PK-12 students in Iowa. If you are not employed by a school district or an AEA please register at library sites only.

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Contact Person:
Abby Brown

(800) 532-1290 or (515) 242-4181
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
March 03, 2014
 Monday, 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Audience: Grades 1-5
Friday, February 21, 2014
March 03, 2014
 Monday, 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Audience: Grades 1-5
Friday, February 21, 2014
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