How a Seed Grows Resource Set

Lesson Plans • Resources • Activities
Preview the Resources Download the Resources Buy the Book

Summary

How a Seed Grows by Helene J. Jordan

How a Seed Grows is a nonfiction book that describes the different stages a seed goes through to become a full, beautiful plant. Beginner readers will enjoy practicing comprehension strategies like retelling, visualizing and asking questions while they simultaneously make connections to real-life processes happening just outside their windows.

Teach with How a Seed Grows by Helene J. Jordan

This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Long Vowel Digraphs
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
Download
How a Seed Grows Lesson Plans, Resources, and Activities
Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.4 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Determining Importance: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.2 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Connections: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.10 RI.1.3 RI.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.2 RI.1.6 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Visualizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.10 RI.1.5 RI.1.6 RI.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Word Work: RF.1.3 RF.1.4
  • Vocabulary: L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
  • Take a Closer Look at the
    How a Seed Grows Resource Set

    Asking Questions with How a Seed Grows

    How a Seed Grows is a smart choice for a mini lesson focused on asking questions. As readers learn how a seed becomes a full-grown plant, students’ natural curiosity will cause them to ask questions about the information presented in the book.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.4 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Determining Importance with How a Seed Grows

    Use this determining importance mini lesson and set of student resources to teach readers how to identify the main ideas and most important facts in an informational text. Readers will use both words and pictures to determine what plants need to grow, how seeds grow, and more.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.2 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Making Connections with How a Seed Grows

    Most children have experienced gardening. Whether they’ve planted a seed themselves or learned about plant growth in science class, readers will easily be able to make text-to-self and text-to-text connections. This book is also an excellent anchor text for a nonfiction genre study or a supplement to your science curriculum.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.10 RI.1.3 RI.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Retelling and Summarizing with How a Seed Grows

    How a Seed Grows pairs well with a lesson on retelling and summarizing for early readers. The information is instructional and is presented in a step-by-step manner. This will allow readers to easily identify what happens first, next, then last in the process of growing a seed into a plant.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.2 RI.1.6 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Visualizing with How a Seed Grows

    This is an ideal book for readers who need additional practice visualizing while reading. Students will be able to see themselves following each step of the planting process as they read through the detailed descriptions presented by the author.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.10 RI.1.5 RI.1.6 RI.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    How a Seed Grows Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    How a Seed Grows Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of How a Seed Grows. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, reader's notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with How a Seed Grows by Helene J. Jordan. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    How a Seed Grows Word Work - Long Vowel Digraphs

    Make classroom reading time even more productive by using How a Seed Grows to teach word study. This book is an excellent resource for teaching a phonics lesson about long vowel digraphs (ai/ea/oa/ay). To access these classroom-ready lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets, download this individual Word Work package or look for them in your Super Pack.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.1.3 RF.1.4

    How a Seed Grows Vocabulary Connections

    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in How a Seed Grows? Download this Vocabulary Builder for fun resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth. If you download this book’s Super Pack, these resources are all included.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6

    Plan Faster and Discover New Ways to Use the Books in Your School and Classroom Libraries

    With a Premium Membership to BookPagez you get unlimited access to thousands of mini lessons for hundreds of books.

    Whether you want to focus on comprehension or word work, you'll find exactly what you need inside of our comprehensive Resource Library.

    Upgrade below and print everything you need to deliver balanced literacy instruction using popular and award-winning children's literature.

    Teach Every Reader How to Comprehend and Enjoy Children’s Books

    • GET STARTED RISK-FREE •

    Try us in your classroom for 30 days. If you aren’t completely satisfied, we’ll refund your subscription – No questions asked!

    Monthly Subscription

    $6.99 / month
    Unlimited Downloads
    Billed Monthly
    Cancel Anytime
    BONUS
    All new members also receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card
    Subscribe

    Other Resources You Might Like