Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Subject:
English Language Arts, Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Reading
Level:
Preschool
Tags:
  • English Language Arts
  • Plant Life
  • Premedia-letters
  • Premedia-stem
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Seeds
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Text/HTML

    Read - Seeds Move

    Read - Seeds Move

    Overview

    Child(ren) will read the book Seeds Move with an adult for the first time. Story will be re-read several times during the week.

    Summary

    Child(ren) will be introduced to the book Seeds Move and read with an adult for the first time. Story will be re-read several times during the week.

    This book talks about how seeds move from location to location and things they may need to grow in different environments.  Nature, animals, and people help seeds to move from place to place.  

    Caution: On pages 19-20, a hawk captures a mouse and coughs up the remains for a seed to grow.  Know your child(ren) to determine if you may want to skip these pages.  

    Materials

    The book Seeds Move written and ilustrated by Robin Page

    Background for Teachers/Parents

    Caution: On pages 19-20, a hawk captures a mouse and coughs up the remains for a seed to grow.  Know your child(ren) to determine if you may want to skip these pages.  

    Vocabulary with definitions:

    burrow - moves through the ground by making a tunnel or hole

    sprout - when a seed opens up and has a small stem or leaf sticking out

    plunge - push quickly into the water

    catapult - thrown very suddenly

     

    Instructional Procedures

    1st Read

    2nd Read

    3rd Read

    Ask these questions before reading the book. 

    This book tells us all the different ways seeds move.  As we read today, I want you to listen to all the ways seeds move.  We will list them once the book is finished.

    We started a list of the way seeds move.  Let’s review that list.  Let’s listen today for more ways in which seeds move.

    Let’s review our list.  We have lots of ways seeds can move.  Today as we read, let’s think about why we want seeds to move and the conditions in which seeds thrive the best. Let’s think about what seeds may need to sprout and grow.

    After the book is read, follow up with the following questions.

    How did the seeds move in our story?  Let’s list some of them. We will list more tomorrow.  What is something you learned that you did not already know about seeds as we read today?

    What other ways were seeds moved that we can add to our list?

    What were some of the environments needed for seeds to move and grow in? Have you ever grown anything from a seed?  What did you need to help that seed grow?

    Writing Prompts to tie to understanding of the story content.

    How did the Jay in our story help the seed to move in our story today?

    What are some possible ways a horse could move seeds?

    What kind of seeds have you found, eaten, or grown  before?

    *A more detailed planning approach to repeated reading can be found by taking LETRS for Early Childhood Educators written by Lucy Hart Paulson and Louisa C. Moats

    Time Frame & Group Size

    Time Frame: 15-30 minutes

    Group Size: Individual or small group

    Standards

    Main Standards: 

    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 1.3
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 1.4
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 1.5
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 1.8
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 1.9
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 2.2
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 2.4
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 2.5
    • ELA 4 yr.2.7
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. .2.13
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 2.17
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 2.18  

    Additional Core Standards: 

    • Sci 3-4 yr. 3.1
    • Sci 3-4 yr. 3.2
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr. 3.1 
    • ELA 4 yr.3.2
    • ELA 4 yr 3.3

     

    Author(s)

    Jamie Robinson

    with LETRS written by Lucy Hart Paulson and Louisa C. Moats