The great thing about Dr Seuss books is that the constant rhymes and galloping rhythms make them a joy to read aloud. Not only that but the visual image of the rhymes on the page – for example Nook, cook, hook, book – clearly shows a young child learning to read how the change in first letter affects the pronunciation of the word. It is a subtle and effective lesson in phonics.
In yesterday’s article, Professor Nan Bahr considered the positive personal attributes classroom practitioners need alongside the competencies outlined in accredited teacher education programs. Part 1 looked at . Here, she returns to her complete set of 40th anniversary Dr Seuss books to explore teacher enthusiasm.