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Plants Activity: Plants Word Search (non-fiction text, reading facts)

Plants Activity: Plants Word Search (non-fiction text, reading facts)
Plants Activity: Plants Word Search (non-fiction text, reading facts)
Plants Activity: Plants Word Search (non-fiction text, reading facts)
Plants Activity: Plants Word Search (non-fiction text, reading facts)
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Plants: Are you learning about plants in class? Maybe you are looking for a spring time activity about plants. If so, your students will enjoy this fun 'fact find' word search. This fact find includes some definitions as well as fun and interesting facts about plants. If your students are like mine, they love these puzzles!

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FREE Fact Find Extension Activity List
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For this 'fact find' word search, the facts are a combination of definitions about plants and random fun facts that are high interest. This definitely does not cover all information studied in class, it's just to supplement your other activities as an additional fun reading activity. Please see the list below to make sure this will work for you. I want you to know that before you purchase, so you are happy with your purchase.

This is not just any 'ole puzzle. It doesn't just include words. It includes facts (definitions) about terms related to plants that your students will enjoy reading. I call it a 'fact find'. Within each fact, a word (or words) is underlined. Those are the words the students will find in the puzzle.

For example, one part says, "Did you know that without plants, nearly all life on Earth would end? That’s right! Plants provide oxygen for humans and animals to breathe. They also provide food for many animals." The word 'oxygen' is underlined and that is the word students will find.

In this 'all about plants' themed word search puzzle, words are found forward, backward, up, down, and diagonal. I would consider it on the challenging side since students are looking for words in all directions. They are also practicing reading skills, so if you have weaker third grade readers this may not be suitable for their ability level. Some more difficult words might be words like carnivorous and photosynthesis.

I use word searches to introduce vocabulary, or even just give it as morning work. Perfect for a sub, too.

There are many options for using this word search 'fact find'.
about plants. One option is to have students partner up and practice fluency. They can take turns reading the sentences. This can be used for a writing activity by having them write an informational paragraph using their own words. Use it as a reading homework assignment,too. Parents can work with their child to find the words. It's perfect to use as a study guide for a features test or to use as a review before state testing. it's also great to glue the bottom section into a science or writing interactive notebook in order to get future writing ideas. Feel free to be creative and use it in your classroom however you would like.

The words underlined in the plants themed fact find include:

oxygen
flowers
vegetables
fruits
seeds
roots
stems
leaves
soil
sun
water
spores
conifers
photosynthesis
carnivorous
thorns
poisonous
Rafflesia (largest flower blooms)
bamboo
herbs
flavor
medicines
strawberry
float
onions
hydrated
vitamins
California Redwood
pencils


**You may have others you want to discuss with your students.**

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FACT FINDS you will like:
BUNDLED PACK
Bats
Pumpkins
Candy Corn
Spiders
Pilgrims
Maps and Globes
Veterans Day
Landforms
Turkeys
Main Idea
Reindeer
Literary Elements
November
December and Christmas
Non-Fiction Text Structure
Candy Canes and Christmas Cards
New Year's and January
Winter and Snow
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Penguins
100th Day of School
Groundhogs
Valentine's Day
February
Nonfiction Text Features
Black History Month
Colonial Leaders
Jamestown
Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
Presidents
Christopher Columbus
St. Patrick's Day
Women's History
March and Spring
Pie in America (incorporate into Pi Day)
Earth Day
Money
Plants
Poetry
Mother's Day
Cinco de Mayo
Memorial Day
Back to School
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For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.
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