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Suess on the Loose: An Intergrated Unit

Innovation in Teaching Competition: Debbie Chrzanowski from Baker Elementary School

Grade Level

Special Education

Content Area/Instructional Strategy


This Kindergarten unit – designed for an inclusion classroom – focuses on English language arts, mathematics and science standards. During this unit, students explore Dr. Seuss’ works to master rhyming, and identifying number symbols, number words, and details in texts. The unit concludes with an individual writing assignment and self-assessment. Throughout the unit, students with special needs receive social and emotional support to ensure they both progress towards their IEP goals and master the standards.

Standards Addressed

English Language Arts:
M.K.6, M.K.7

About the Teacher

Debbie Chrzanowski
Baker Elementary School
Cobb County Schools

Debbie Chrzanowski is currently a Kindergarten Special Education teacher at Baker Elementary School in Acworth, GA. Ms. Chrzanowksi has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Georgia Southern University and was a National Board Certified Teacher in Exceptional Needs for ten years. Her best piece of teaching advice is to set high expectations for every student and be there when they are experiencing difficulty. Each day is a new experience with new challenges and fun times!