Plants: A Sprouting Extravaganza

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This plant extravaganza is full of hands on FUN! It was created using the common core ELA and Next Generation Science Standards and includes everything you need to engage your students in a hands on learning experience. I have included literacy, math, science, and art connections.

Inside you will find…
-Book Suggestions

Science
-Science Lesson Plans
-Plants Can/Have/Are/Need
-KWL
-All About Plants… Flap Book and Activities – Includes structures and functions, parts of a seed, parts of a flower/pollination, chlorophyll/photosynthesis, and chlorophyll rubbing.
-Plants structures & functions
-Plant Life Cycle – A craft and writing activity
-Inside a Seed Lab – Students examine the inside of a bean seed.
-Leaf Lab – Students learn that as leaves make food they release water and oxygen into the air.
-All About Leaves Lab – Students learn about and explore simple, compound, smooth, toothed, and lobed leaves.

Reading
-SQ3R Reading Response Sheet {nonfiction}
-Leaves Close Read and Comprehension Questions (main idea, details, subheadings, words in bold, using context to discover meaning, author’s purpose)
-The Life Cycle of a Plant Close Read (main idea, details, subheadings, using context clues)
-From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons Comprehension Guide
-The Secret Life of Trees by Chiara Chevallier Comprehension Guide

Interactive Notebook
-This resource is a thematic supplement to your reading response journals, science journals, interactive reading notebook, etc. If you do not use journals, you could also glue on construction paper.

The following standards are addressed {RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.5, RL.9, RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.7}

Language Arts
I have included quite a few interactive word sorts for the language arts section!
-Fact/Opinion – Students cut and sort facts and opinions.
-Statement/Question – Students determine if the give sentences are statements or questions. They must glue each word in the correct group.
-Common Noun or Collective Noun – Students sort common and collective nouns on a flip book. A list of common/collective nouns is given.
-Noun/Verb/Adjective Sort – Students sort nouns, verbs, and adjective and glue each word in the correct group.
-Make it Correct – Students must make corrections to the incorrect sentences.
-Main Idea and Detail Sort – Students must read and organize a group of sentences so that the main idea is listed first and the details follow the main idea. Students must also sort details so that each main idea includes relevant details. The main idea and details should be glued under the correct story in the flap book.

Math
For the math section I have included centers as well as interactive printables…. I did this so that you would you have an option when incorporating these activities into your own classroom!
-True/False Equation Sort – Students must determine if the given equations are true or false.
-What’s the Missing Number? – Students must solve equations and determine the missing numbers.
-Less Than or Greater Than $1.00 – Students must count coins and solve word problems to determine if the amount is greater than or less than $1.00.

*Be sure to check out the preview to see some of what is included in the unit!!!



I really enjoy science and I LOVE teaching reading!! I think it is especially fun to incorporate science content into my daily reading plans while still teaching reading skills, strategies, and the common core standards! My students get so excited when I introduce a new theme. It REALLY gets them excited about learning! Before introducing the theme, I always play 20 guesses or put a representation of the theme in a mystery bag. Of course, for this unit I will have to have some live seeds and plants!

I hope your students enjoy these activities as much as mine do!
Hollie Griffith
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125
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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Plants: A Sprouting Extravaganza
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Plants: A Sprouting Extravaganza
Plants: A Sprouting Extravaganza