A great addition to your planting unit!
By creating this planting book, Where Does It Grow? Above or Below? the children learn what parts of a plant they eat - roots, stems, or leaves! Adapted from Tops and Bottoms
by Janet Stevens. The pages in this KinderLit book open up the tall way just like the piece of literature! This packet now includes a writing journal (see below).
How do I use this book in my classroom?
Your students can create their own copy of this book! Included are all the reproducible blackline masters, full directions, and a color photo page showing the completed pages of the book.
The children create a page a day, using the collage technique. The students follow directions to create the illustration out of construction paper. Included are the complete cutting directions for making circles and ovals from squares and rectangles by trimming off the corners. All you do is cut squares and rectangles on your paper cutter for the pages. The rest is up to the children! Very little teacher time for prepping and no patterns or tracers to create!
There is at least one word on each page for the students to write. We sound the word out together as a class and then the children can copy it from the board or try sounding it out themselves.
They also circle either the word "above" or "below" on each page to match the veggie!
When we are finished with the book, we use it at our reading station in place of the published books from our reading program. The children love using their own books and take great pride in them!
Included is My Seed Journal for enrichment with the writing process.
A great addition to your planting unit! Each child plants a seed in the classroom and watches it grow, recording the changes in their journals.
There are 15 student pages, a student book cover, and a page of lined paper if you want to make the pages two-sided. The more lines there are, the more the children write! My Seed Journal
is also sold separately if you have already purchased Where Does It Grow?
Just what is a KinderLit book?
to receive a free download for an explanation of what a KinderLit book is, how to use it in your classroom, and what the benefits are of using one of our books! There’s even a link to our video on cutting squares into circles the KinderLit way!
Where Does It Grow? Above or Below? by KinderLit is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
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