Vocabulary for "From Seeds to Plants"
About the Book Story and pictures by Gail Gibbons Summary: This is a story about how plants make seeds, the different kinds of seeds, parts of a flower, pollination, how seeds are scattered, parts of a seeds, and how seeds grow into plants. There is also a plant project that students can do.
Genre: Expository Nonfiction Expository nonfiction gives facts about a topics. • Look for: • Diagrams with labels. • Events in time order.
Meet the Author The author writes the stories. • Gail Gibbons was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1944. When she was a child, she made books and bound them with yarn to hold the pages together. • Before she started writing books, she did artwork for television shows. • Gail Gibbons has written and illustrated over 70 books! • Now she lives with her husband and lots of wild animals in Corinth, Vermont. • "Even as a child, I was always putting books together." • "I've always loved drawing and painting." The illustrator_________ draws the pictures. Gail Gibbons
Glossary Time • Put your reading book on your desk. • Open your book to the glossary. • When you see the word, get ready to find the word in your glossary.
beautiful -very pretty These flowers are beautiful, but they smell awful.
nutrition - food part that is needed for life and growth Baby chicks need good nutrition to grow into healthy chickens.
protects - keeps safe from harm The peanut shell protects the baby peanut plant from harm.
ripens - matures and becomes ready to eat A blackberry turns from red to black as it ripens.
streams - small rivers; brooks This was one of the streams we used to panned for gold in.
Vocabulary Review • Say the words. • Read the sentences. • Fill in the blank
beautiful nutrition protects ripens streams Claude Monet loved to paint ________ gardens.
The umbrella and raincoat _________ Sally from the rain. ripens protects beautiful nutrition streams
Our _________ friends remind us to eat healthy foods. protects beautiful streams ripens nutrition
I would love to see the _________ in Hawaii. streams ripens nutrition beautiful protects
A tomato ______ in the sun. beautiful protects streams nutrition ripens
Grade 2-1, Theme 3From Seed to PlantVocabulary Review • beautiful - very pretty • nutrition - food part that is needed for life and growth • protects - keeps safe from harm • ripens - matures and becomes ready to eat • streams - small rivers; brooks
Match the meaning to the word. • - very pretty • - food part that is needed for life and growth • - keeps safe from harm • - matures and becomes ready to eat • - small rivers; brooks B • nutrition ___ • ripens ___ • streams __ • protects ___ • beautiful ___ D E C A
The End Enjoy your story. Anne Miller
Skill Practice:From Seed to Plant • Gail Gibbons Own Website • An Interview With Gail Gibbons- this site has video clips of the interview • Test Tutor- Details • Grammar Gold- proper nouns • Grammar Gold- nouns • Grammar Gold- special names • Word Clues- make sentences using nouns, pronouns and verbs.
Students’ Fun: Website for kids” • The Great Plant Escape • Photosynthesis for Kids • Plants and Our Environment • Meet the Plant Parts • Virtual cell • Plant Poems And Songs • Gardening With Children • More Gardening with Children