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Gayle Berthiaume
First Grade Teacher
Becker, MN

Gayle Berthiaume's Best Books for Teaching About Plants
Unit Plan: Let's Plant

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The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Use this book to teach about the life cycle of a flower.

How Are You Peeling? by Joost Elffers and Saxton Freyman
After reading this book, the children want to take their own photographs of fruits and vegetables.

From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons
This is a wonderful book to introduce plants.

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss; Illustrated by Crockett Johnson
The children love acting out this story.

Hello Reader!
I'm a Seed by Jean Marzollo, illustrated by Judith Moffatt
Add this easy-to-read book to your reading center.

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf: Big Book & Teaching Guide by Lois Ehlert
After reading this book, the children draw the life cycle of a tree.

Carlos and the Squash Plant/Carlos y la planta de calabaza by Jan Romero Stevens; Illustrated by Jeanne Arnold
The children love the side-by-side English and Spanish in this fun book.

Let's Find Out's Big Box of Science
This is a great kit to teach about the parts of a plant.

Learn About Earth Science: Plants Academic Version
The students love this interesting software program.

Look for these resources in your library:

Welcome Books by Jan Kottke

From Seed to Dandelion
From Seed to Pumpkin
From Acorn to Oak Tree
These easy-to-read books are perfect for the reading center.

Rookie Read-About Science by Allan Fowler

From Seed to Plant
It Could Still Be a Flower
These easy-to-read books are perfect for the reading center.

Growing Things by Carolyn Scrace
This is an intriguing book about growing plants with special split pages.

Scholastic's The Magic School Bus: Goes to Seed
This is a fun video to show when teaching about seeds.


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