Build background knowledge about gardens with KWL or Have, Can and Are graphic organizers.
Begin instruction with a heavy dose of story vocabulary that will assist language learners with words such as city, garden, dreary, drizzly, discovery, wandering, railway, explore, tracks, gardener, pruning, restless, weeds, curious, spring, summer, autumn, winter, moss, and blossomed.
Provided are several options for recording vocabulary words. Option one includes a vocabulary book with clipart images. Option two includes blank vocabulary response pages.
Build schema by understanding the meaning of curious with a craftivity.
Open discussions during reading with text dependent questions.
You'll find engaging comprehension response sheets for compare/contrast, visualization, story maps, plot and sequencing events with a summary. Practice cause/effect, inferences, and predictions in the final half the of the story.
Work on adjectives to describe the city before and after Liam (the main character) tends to the growing gardens on the city railway. Several options available.
Create a visual display with acrostic poems. Using adjectives to describe the garden helps to transfer previous content while practicing the skill!
Work on character traits with a lesson and follow up response about the main character, Liam.
Produce a beautiful bulletin board with a response to literature craft.
Engage students while reading by interacting with retelling props. Bring the story to life by simply gluing pieces to a tongue depressor.
This file combines science content through literacy centers. Explore sand and soil with engaging curious centers.
Introduce photosynthesis with a color page and follow up with an experiment and observation recording page.
Engaging clipart sets the stage for procedural writing. Students will craft a procedural response with one of several options provided!
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