Green Eggs and Ham
Author/Illustrator: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Random House for Young Readers
Publication Year: 1960
Brief Summary: In this timeless classic by Dr. Seuss, Sam-I-Am tries to convince his friend to try his favorite foods — green eggs and ham. Finally, the skeptical friend caves in to Sam-I-Am’s relentless goading and discovers that he likes it after all!
- Awards, Honors and Prizes:
- 3 Apples Book Award, 2008 Winner New York
- State and Provincial Lists:
- Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:
- Do you like trying new food? What was the last new food you tried? Did you like it or not? What are some reason we should try new things?
- Keep a food diary for the next month — make sure you try a new food every chance you get and record whether you like it or not. At the end of a given period, have student share their diary with classmates and encourage each other to try something they’d tried.
- Use during Dr. Seuss week or part of author study
- Introduce younger students to rhyming…have them find rhyming pairs or do word sorts
- Folder games to reinforce rhyming words; matching games
- Science: Are there really green eggs? How would we make eggs green (food coloring; cooking with “green foods” such as spinach and pesto)? Cook some green eggs and ham for kids (make sure ahead of time there aren’t food allergies) and encourage everyone to try a little bit.
- Watch a Green Eggs and Ham video
- Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.
- Science connection — cooking, changing properties of matter (food coloring changes the physical appearance of eggs)
- text-to-world and text-to-self connections
- Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.: N/A
- Accessed at: Personal Library