Description : Introduces plant life, specific types such as carnivorous and parasitic plants, and concepts such as single cells, germination, and photosynthesis.
Description : Jerome the Gnome takes young readers on whimsical adventures through his garden, celebrating discovery and sowing the imagination as he introduces topics such as science, environmental awareness, and agriculture. In How to Grow Happiness, Jerome and his fellow Garden of Wonder dwellers—including Oakie, his pet acorn; Nutilda, a hyperactive squirrel; and Warble, a fast-talking bird—learn what it takes to make a happiness seed blossom. Through patience, asking for help, and teamwork, Jerome and his friends take a little black seed left on a windowsill and find ways to help it grow. They soon find that as it flourishes, their own happiness does too. Jerome the Gnome teaches young readers and listeners how a garden grows, as well as how a community comes together to make the experience more rewarding—and fun!
Description : Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers plan for independent reading workshops in their own classrooms. She describes the structure of the independent reading workshop and other components of a balanced literacy program that work together to ensure young students grow into strong, well-rounded readers. Kathy outlines a sequence of possible units of study for a yearlong curriculum. Chapters are devoted to the individual units of study and include a sample curriculum as well as examples of mini-lessons and reading conferences. There are also four “Getting Ready” sections that suggest some behind-the-scenes work teachers can do to prepare for the units. Topics explored in these units include: print and comprehension strategies; reading in genres such as poetry and nonfiction; connecting in-school reading and out-of-school reading; developing the strategies and habits of lifelong readers. A series of planning sheets and management tips are presented throughout to help ensure smooth implementation. We want our students to learn to read, and we want them to love to read. To do this we need to lay a foundation on which children build rich and purposeful reading lives that extend beyond the school day. The ideas found in Growing Readers create the kind of primary classrooms where that happens.
Description : Plant growth is a complicated topic that botanists and plant biologists devote their entire careers to studying. This book presents to elementary school students an accessible explanation of the process of how plants grow. It also describes how their life cycles work and how they must interact with the world around them to thrive. Additionally, this book examines environmental factors like disease and pollution by explaining what they are and how they impact plants' ability to grow. Young readers will learn the necessity of caring for plant life to improve the environment and create a greener future for the planet.
Description : A noted anthropologist discredits myths and stereotypes about the stages of life and provides a plan for a life approach that is designed to help the user retain a youthful outlook
Description : Growing New Plants helps young readers find the answers to questions about growing plants, including what a plant needs to grow and how plants reproduce. Call-outs throughout the book prompt inquiry and critical thinking skills by asking questions and inviting readers to looks closely at the photographs and diagrams.
Description : Read See How They Grow: Owl together with your toddler and find out how a helpless feathery chick grows into a strong hunting owl. Watch the owl get bigger in fantastic photographs bursting with color and share easy-to-follow words. Ideal for reading out loud to young children.