In Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, Sam-I-Am tries to convince another Seuss character to eat green eggs and ham. This is a classic Dr. Seuss book that most children love. During Foundations Block, my CT read this book during Dr. Seuss week, and even cooked green eggs in-front of the students.
Guided Reading: Level J
Students can work individually, with a partner, in a small group, or even as a class to sequence Sam's green eggs and ham adventure.
Ask students why they think Sam was so stubborn about not eating green eggs and ham. After some discussion, ask them to think of a food that they used to not like. Students will plan and then write their own "eating adventure" story. Encourage them to think of fun and creative places and situations to include in their story. You can even pull in some social studies curriculum by focusing on a particular city, state, region, or country.