Included in this packet are the following supplemental resources and activities based on the story: "A Tree is Growing," by Arthur Dorros.
*10 comprehension task cards based on the story
*Graphic Organizers on summary, main idea, and sequencing, author's purpose, and text and graphic features.
*4 interactive notebook pages to deepen student understanding.
There is also an interactive notebook page focusing in on multiple vocabulary words from the story.
This is a great story to use as a read aloud for your students, or if you're using a reading series in your school with this story included, this is just a great way to have your students work on some supplemental resources.
Review of the book:
Trees and how they grow are the subject of this clear, handsome introduction. The double-page-spread illustrations in line and colored pencil are on parchment and pastel papers that set off pieces of the page in defined panels and columns. With a spread on all kinds of leaves, there's a panel that explains photosynthesis. With the general information about leaves, roots, bark, flowers, and seeds, and how they change through the seasons, there are also inserts about, for example, the oldest tree or the baobab tree or the tall sequoias. Most dramatic is the view of a great tree trunk in cross-section, with its growth rings clearly marked. The detailed botanical drawings are carefully labeled, and elementary science students as well as nature lovers will find facts here and a quiet sense of wonder.
Thanks for looking!