How do plants help us? by Bobbie Kalman, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
How do plants help us?

How do plants help us?

by Bobbie Kalman
     
 

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Children's Literature - Margaret Orto
In this Level F Guided Reader in the "My World" series, the many ways plants help humans are identified. Among the concepts introduced are oxygen, forest, photosynthesis, and seeds. These words and several others are introduced at the beginning alongside pictures depicting the words. The words are also bolded in the text throughout and defined in context. A plant is defined as a living thing that grows and changes, and needs air, water, and sunlight. The parts of a plant are identified, as is photosynthesis through colorful illustrations. Bright photographs feature children with plants. While some of the photographs are highly staged especially the one where a child poses as a butterfly in a garden and girls are garlanded with flowers, for the most part the material is introduced in an appealing, eye-catching manner that should engage emerging readers. A Notes for Adults page at the back of the book offers objectives, pre-reading prompts, questions to ask after reading the book, a writer's workshop activity, as well as an extension activity. Reviewer: Margaret Orto

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778795865
Publisher:
Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Series:
My World, #59
Pages:
16
Sales rank:
1,176,309
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
450L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 6 Years

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