The Pumpkin Book By Gail Gibbons
Learning about the way plants grow....
Before Reading -- We've been studying the growth and change of plants and animals in our classroom. We'll soon be going to the farm to harvest the pumpkins that we planted last Spring. Today, we're going to read The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons.
Set Purpose -- Notice how pumpkins grow and change.
During Reading -- I would use the ERT (everyone read to...) technique to read the book with the teacher leading. Teacher needs to prepare for this reading by putting sticky notes in her/his book with the reason to read each page or two.
After Reading -- Have each student tell something interesting that he/she learned.
Follow Up Activity -- Fold sheet of paper into fourths.
1. Teacher asks: Who can tell me how a pumpkin begins? What page is that on? Show the page with the picture depicting this. Have the class turn to this page. Now have the students draw how the pumpkin begins in square 1. (Flower / Pollen)
2. Follow the same procedure for the seed in square 2. (Seed)
3. A Growing pumpkin in square 3. (Green)
4. An adult mature pumpkin in square 4. (Orange)