Think Spring!

BEAN_COVER2Does your garden “wait below drifty snow?” Or maybe you’re in the part of the country where “wind roars; rain pours.”

No matter what the weather looks like outside of  your window, it’s not too early to “think spring!” with one of Dawn Publications’ new books–Green Bean! Green Bean!

“Get Out and Grow” educator William Moss says this book “is a vibrant lyrical story of discovery for young kids. The book follows a precocious gardener and her beans through the seasons from planting to harvest. Parents and educators will especially appreciate the additional info and activities in the appendices. This is a fun read and great resource for growing healthy gardens and happy gardeners.”

Teachers: Be sure to check out the free online lesson plans and activities  like the one below.

Rhyme Time

Green bean! Green Bean! tells the story of a seed’s life cycle using pairs of rhyming words. The use of rhyme promotes Phonological Awareness—the ability to recognize and produce similar word sounds. In this lesson, Rhyme Time, students match pairs of rhyming words from the story to create a “Garden of Rhymes.” Click here for complete directions.

MEETS STANDARDS for Common Core (ELA K-2)

Reading Informational Text
  • Key Ideas and Details: K.1, 1.1, 2.1, 3.1
  • Integration and Knowledge of Ideas: K.7, 1.7, 2.7, 3.7
Foundational Skills
  • Phonological Awareness: K.2, 1.2





subscribe     Blog by Carol Malnor I love making connections: kids and nature, science and reading, fun and learning. I discovered the joy of connecting Dawn Publications' books with kids when I was a classroom teacher. Dawn's books were easy to incorporate into my lessons and the kids loved them. I used picture books with students of all ages, from primary school all the way up through 9th grade. Over the years, my relationship with Dawn changed and developed, and I authored Dawn’s Teacher’s Guides as well as writing books for children 4-14 years old. ARTICLE How to Use Creative Nonfiction Picture Books in Support of Common Core and Science ACTIVITIES Dawn Publications STANDARDS Common Core State Standards Next Generation Science Standards National Science Teachers Association Picture Perfect Science   OTHER FAVORITES Dawn Publications Children and Nature Network
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