Students observe plants in their neighborhood and classroom and discover how books provide factual information about real life things, like plants.
The purpose of this task is to encourage a written response (a combination of drawing, writing, and dictating) to informational texts through group activities and with prompting and support.
ELA Common Core Standards:
PK.RI.10 With prompting and support, actively engage in group.
PK.RI.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about details in a text.
PK.W.2 With prompting and support, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
- Suggested implementation is a whole group read aloud followed by a small group, centers-based read aloud.
- It’s recommended that teachers re-read the story at least once to each student individually or in small groups before prompting them to respond on paper.
Informational Text: From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons
Writing Response Materials:
- A variety of crayons, markers, and other writing tools.
- Choices of large and small paper, blank sheets, and the written response template.
- Chart paper, blank or with Know-Wonder-Learn (K-W-L) columns.
- A variety of seeds
- Specimen jars
- Magnifying glasses
- Clipboards with paper