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How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a classic that you can use to spice up your English class around Christmas time.

Here are a few ideas that you can use to get everyone in a Grinchy mood at Christmas time:

  • Read How The Grinch Stole Christmas aloud to the class, be sure to use before, during and after reading activities.
  • Turn one of those days after the exams into a movie day. Show the movie (for the older students) or show the old Chuck Jones cartoon version (for the primary students) complete with popcorn and refreshments.
  • After viewing the movies, hold a trivia contest using this Grinch quiz (scroll down for the answers.)
  • If you have to put a Christmas production together, you can take a short snippet of the original Chuck Jones cartoon and have the kids read the script while the audience watches the cartoon on screen.
  • Click here for a copy of How the Grinch Stole Christmas Reader’s Theater script that the students can read after they have read the book, watched the movie, and played the trivia game.

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Dr Seuss' birthday is a great way to promote reading English books.

In March, I plan on getting the primary school excited about reading English books by hosting Dr. Seuss’ Birthday party. I believe Dr. Seuss’ real birthday in on March 3rd, but you could throw a birthday party anytime in March. has some fantastic ideas for how to host a Dr. Seuss party, birthday party ideas, and birthday party project activities.

ehow also has suggestions on how to make homemade Dr. Seuss costumes, Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes, and a Cat in the Hat costume. Of course, no proper Dr. Seuss birthday party would be complete with out the famous Cat-in-the Hat hat. is a fantastic resource for all things Dr. Seuss.

More ehow resources to make your party a sucess:

Additional resources to use in the classroom:

Here are some ideas to promote Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the love of reading using Dr. Seuss’ quotes:

  1. Assign quotes to the students and then hold a poster contest. Pick the best illustrated posters to prominently display on the bulletin board and all around campus.
  2. Take the quotes to a sign maker and have them create colorful banners that can be reused.

Quotable Dr. Seuss quotes:

The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

- Dr. Seuss

“A person’s a person, no matter how small. “- Dr. Seuss

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
- Dr Seuss

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way.”
- Dr. Seuss

“Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh, me thinks you can think up if only you try.”

- Dr. Seuss

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter,
and those who matter don’t mind.”

- Dr Seuss

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”
- Dr. Seuss

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
- Dr Seuss

“You are you. Now isn’t that pleasant?”
- Dr Seuss

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