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The Music of Language Free Resources

ELA Objectives
Reading fluency, Rhyming words, Word associations

Materials Required:

  • White board for Drafting and Revising
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Colored markers for illustrating

Arts Integration: Music, Creative Writing
Grade Level: K-12
Group Size: Whole class, small group, or individual
Time: Two 30-minute sessions


Dr. Seuss Alive! Create Your Own “One Fish, Two Fish” Poetry and Books


Emerging and experienced writers delight in analyzing Dr. Seuss Sound Writing strategies and creating their own rhyming poetry in this free arts integration learning activity. You and your students will start by unpacking the writing strategies Dr. Seuss used to create his classic book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. After you discover how this classic author used a rhythmic rhyming pattern to craft his book, you’ll use these same writing techniques to create your own classroom poems and books. Discover how student poetry writing brings to life science, social studies, and other  topics throughout the curriculum. Just follow the downloadable lesson plan below!

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