Green Eggs and Ham came about when a publisher bet Dr. Seuss that he could not make a book using fifty or fewer different words. Green Eggs and Ham is a classic example of how Dr. Seuss used expression, rhyming words, and repetition to produce so many of his classic stories for children.
Possible strategy instruction:
- C: Make a picture or mental image.
- A: Use the pictures.
- A: Recognize words at sight.
- F: Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody.
- F: Read the text as the author would say it, conveying the meaning or feeling.
- E: Use pictures, illustrations, and diagrams.
- E: Use prior knowledge and context to predict and confirm meaning.