Unit Plan

Plants Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

This Plants Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology unit plan also includes:

A 190-page anthology explores the life and parts of plants, flowers, and trees while boosting reading comprehension skills. Literature and informational texts showcase Johnny Appleseed and George Washington Carver. Lessons follow the routine of introducing the topic, listening to a read-aloud, answering discussion questions, then taking part in extension activities. 

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Begin the unit in tandem with a related life science unit
  • Plan the unit around Johnny Appleseed Day—September 26
  • Create a focus wall highlighting the unit's vocabulary and concepts, bridging the ELA component with the science component
Classroom Considerations
  • The fourth of 12 anthologies by Core Knowledge created for kindergarteners
  • Preparation requires gathering materials and making copies—browse the Included Materials to view which graphics and images need color printing
Pros
  • The alignment chart identifies Common Core standards addressed in each lesson
  • Bridges the school-home connection with a Family Letter sent home on the first day of lessons
Cons
  • None