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This plant packet has everything you need for your students to become plant experts. Please download the LARGE preview first!
Here is what is included:
Part 1: Posters to hang in your classroom and to use while introducing plants. For the life cycle poster, I provided you with two options (small and large). To create a large poster, just print the four separate slides, tape together, and laminate.
Part 2: Life Cycle of a Plant: These article pages were designed as a way for you to "hook" your students at the beginning of your plant unit. You can display the article pages on your document camera as a whole group or print and display during small group instruction.
Part 3: Differentiated All About Plants Mini-Books - These are differentiated mini-books that can be used during small group instruction.There are three versions. Each version is slightly easier than the last. I wanted to give you options because I know that many of our students come in reading at different ability levels. It is up to you to pick and choose which articles you use with your groups. You can either print in color and laminate or print them in grayscale. Text-Dependent Response sheets follow!
Part 4: Plant Close Reading Passages: These articles are PERFECT to help you and your students get into the groove of closely reading a text that requires multiple reads and answering text-dependent questions.These can either be done together in small group OR with guided support. Questions about each close reading passage are included.
The following topics included are:
All About Seeds
Parts of a Plant
What Plants Need to Grow
Part 5: Graphic Organizers Galore - These graphic organizers, vocabulary books, and independent practice sheets can be used however you wish! I tried to offer you many different options to help meet the needs of your diverse group.
Part 6: Lab Work: These are simple “lab” activities that your students can do while learning about plants! They are super easy to prep and fun.
Part 7: Parts of a Plant Craft: This craft is an excellent culminating activity to wrap up the unit on plants.