From Seed to Plant

Image result for from seed to plantFrom Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons
Grades: Kindergarten - 3rd
Lexile Level: 560L

Selected because: 
Basic life cycle/form and function of plant parts. Simple and clear diagram type illustrations. Accompanied by CD – helpful for independent book exploration for emerging readers. (when reading the text in the diagrams, the sound moves from the left ear to the right ear). Note that when reading diagram labels, the recording does not necessarily always go from right to left or top to bottom. This may confuse some readers. For classroom copies of the book, we recommend numbering the diagram labels in the order they are read on the CD. 

Suggested activities:
10-day investigation plan from

Explore outside and make collections (or take photographs) to make a life cycle collage.

Look for patterns and symmetry in the images of the plant parts.