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The Loraxby: Dr. seuss Nathalie vidal
introduction • “The Lorax” was written by Dr. Seuss. • The reason why Dr. Seuss wrote this book was to educate young minds about caring for the planet. • Today we will: • Read “The Lorax”. • Discuss the main idea of the story. • Check for understanding.
Who was The Once-ler? • The Once-ler comes across a glorious place full of Truffula Trees. • He decides to chop down Truffula Trees to make Thneeds. • His business grows, so he makes a factory to make more Thneeds.
Who was The lorax? • The Lorax came out of a Truffula Tree stump. • He spoke for the Truffula trees. • He also spoke for the Brown Bar-ba-loots, the Swomee-Swans, and the Humming-Fish.
What is the main idea? • The Once-ler was chopping down all of the Truffula Trees to make Thneeds. • The Lorax tried to convince the Once-ler to stop cutting down the Truffula Trees, but he would not listen to the Lorax. • The Once-ler then made a factory to make more thneeds, ignoring the Lorax’s warnings.
The Swamee-Swans had to leave because they could not sing with all of the smog in their throats. The Humming-Fish also had to leave because there was goo in their gills from the pond. • The Brown-bar-ba-loots • left first because there • wasn’t anymore Truffula • Fruit.
In the end… • The Once-ler had cut down all of the Truffula Trees. • After all of the animals left and the Truffula trees were all gone, the Lorax decided to leave as well. • Since there wasn’t anymore Truffula Trees, the Once-ler’s factory had closed down. • The Once-ler had saved the last Truffula Seed and gave it to the young boy so that he could plant a forest of Truffula Trees.
Conclusion • The Once-ler did not listen to the Lorax, and ruined the environment with his factory. • The animals had to leave and the air became polluted. • It is important to take care of the environment because it affects us, the animals, and plants. • The Lorax said “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
What are some ways that we can help the earth?
Who did the Lorax speak for? The Truffula Trees The Thneeds The Once-ler Next
What did the Once-ler build to make thneeds? A Boat A Factory A Car Next
Which animals were the first to leave? The Brown Bar-ba-loots The Swomee-Swans The Humming-Fish Next
Why was the Once-ler’s factory closed at the end? The Once-ler decided to close down the factory. There weren’t anymore Truffula trees. The Lorax closed the the factory. Next
What did the Once-ler give away at the end of the story? Truffula Fruit A Thneed The Last Truffula Seed Finish
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Congratulations!You finished the quiz! • Now ask yourself, did you do well? • If you did, you have understood this lesson completely! • If not, study some more and retake the quiz!