Writing Seuss Style Poetry
Students will write a poem about a topic of your choosing in the style of Dr. Seuss, focusing on his use of rhythm and stressed syllables.
Inspired by these Seuss-ish Star Wars drawings.
- Students analyze Dr. Seuss writing, looking for the details that make him sound Seuss-y.
- After picking a topic, students brainstorm a list of words related to that topic, break them into syllables, and underline the stressed syllables.
- Students create a Seuss-style stanza using his line length, rhyme pattern, and (most importantly) rhythm.