Plants Unit

Hi everyone,

I have been working SO hard on my newest non-fiction unit 
and I am FINALLY ready to show it off! YAY!!

I just LOVE teaching about plants every year... I think it is my FAVORITE thing to teach! I look forward to spring every year, just to start teaching my students about plants. Kids love to learn about how seeds grow, what they need to grow, and how to care for them! Problem is, I always struggle with finding everything I need for my unit. SO... I made a jam-packed unit, which I filled with everything a teacher could possibly need for her plant unit! HA!

I made 3 read alouds for this unit:
Plant Life Cycle
Plant Needs
How To Plant A Seed

I used the text from my 3 read alouds to make close reads and comprehension pages.
I also made reading comprehension pages, with shorter and easier passages, 
for my struggling readers.

I made vocabulary cards for my word wall and added definition cards 
for fun matching game!

Look at those posters! Aren't they beautiful? 
I can't wait to laminate them and display them in my class :)

As you must already know, I love using mini readers in my class. 
My students get a kick out of reading their books with their reading partners. 
Emergent readers are perfect for building fluency!

I made 2 versions for each of the 3 books. 
The first has full text and the second has fill in the blanks. 

I also made a vocabulary book and a seed journal. We are going to use our vocabulary books to keep track our new words. We will also plant seeds in clear cups and use our observation journal to record our findings!

Like my other non-fiction units, I threw in a BUNCH of fun writing activities!
My plant experiment
My plant observation
My flower observation
My seed observation
Plant KWL chart
Plant are, have can chart
What a plant needs – sentence writing
How to plant a seed – sequence writing
How does a plant grow? – sequence writing
Bubble maps – plant, flower, parts of a plant
Acrostic writing
Comparing plants
Plant class survey
Opinion writing
Narrative writing – If I Was A Botanist
Narrative writing – My Beautiful Garden
Cut & Paste – life cycle, plant needs
Interactive Notebook pages

If you like what you see, you can find my plant unit in my TPT store.

I'll share pictures of my unit in action as soon as we get started :)

Later gators,

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