Adapted from Pumpkin Pumpkin
by Jean Titherington, this book allows the children to re-create the sequence of the life cycle of a pumpkin. The children use collage and coloring to illustrate this delightful informational book. Great during October!
Included is a writing journal!
Your students can write the steps in the sequence of How To Grow A Pumpkin
. These journals are half-sheets of paper with one set having a blank for beginner writers to fill in with one word. The other set has lines for the more experienced writers to describe the steps in complete sentences.
Your students can create their own copies of this 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.
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!
More October resources:
October Spell Out
Pumpkin Pumpkin What Do You See?
Pumpkin Song Sheet
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!
Life Cycle of a Pumpkin by KinderLit is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
Tips from KinderLit:
Like this book? Share with others!
Pin this book on Pinterest
so others will find it! Start a new board for KinderLit
books or add it to an existing board! Just click on the Pin It button on the left side of this page and share with others! Thank you.
Keep up with KinderLit!
Learn about our new products, sales, and discounts! Become a follower of KinderLit by clicking on the green star
on any of our pages and receive email updates in your TPT inbox.
Leave feedback and receive TPT credit!
Did you know that you can build up TPT credit by leaving feedback on our products? You can submit feedback at the time of purchase or go to My Purchases
for a list of what you have bought in the past. Next to each title is a Leave Feedback button. Click and leave a rating and comment to receive the credit. Go to TPT Credits
to learn how to redeem your credits on future purchases!