The Once-ler arrives in the land of the lorax. It is the most beautiful place he has ever seen.Discussion prompts: Describe the land of the Lorax like before the Once-ler arrived? Did it seem like somewhere you'd like to live? Which parts of your own environment would you be sad to see go?
The Once-ler starts chopping down Truffala Trees to grow his business.Discussion Points:What kind of person is the Once-ler? Why won't he listen to the Lorax? The Lorax says to the Once-ler, "You are crazy with greed." Why does the Lorax say that? Do you agree or disagree?
In the Lorax, the Once-ler expresses his regret over destroying the trees and tosses the boy a seed.What do you think the boy hearing the story will do with the Truffula seed that the Once-ler tosses to him? What would you do if you were the boy?
The Lorax meets the Once-ler's family and asks them to leave. They do not respond favourably.Discussion PointsWhy does the Lorax speak for the trees? Why is it important to speak up for others? Have you ever spoken up for someone else? Has someone else ever spoken up for you?
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