Every time I introduce a new writing unit, my students are excited. They know how much I love writing about plants. Why teach plant writing to kids? It's proven that using good reading materials that are also useful for developing students' writing skills is smart teaching.
This plant literacy unit encourages students to develop knowledge of text and increase their engagement with writing through plant writing projects. The plant writing frames and plant writing models I have provided will challenge students throughout the year.
To master Common Core standards, kids should write about plants and other science topics every season. These materials are perfect for spring and summer writing lessons, including whole group, small group, and centers activities. Students will write about engaging topics, including plants, bugs, seasons, and more!
Get students excited about plants expository writing using the different items in the unit, including a model expository paragraph about the seedling's development (plant life cycle) and a poster explaining how to build the paragraph.
These spring and plant themed materials are easy to print, laminate, and give to students in grades K to 2 and beyond. Use these materials to help students practice reading and writing with spring gardening vocabulary. They can also develop poems, write expository paragraphs, and draft short stories.
- Teaching tips
- Expository paragraph CRAFTIVITY (with photo and detailed instructions)
- "Plants in Spring" motivational poem
- "Plant Life Cycle" model paragraph (grades 2 to 3)
- "The African Lily" model essay (grades 4 to 5)
- Project Sample "Photosynthesis" - suggests how students can make their own plant drawings and write about them.
- Expository poster - "Building a Plant Expository Passage"
- 4 illustrated writing frames
- Writing paper - ladybug, caterpillar, honeybee, & butterfly
- Center directions poster for sentence writing center
- Four task cards (for grades 3 to 5)
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Check out these other spring units:
A Wormy Spring! Expository Writing Unit
Spring Has Sprung Poetry Writing Unit