Draw and Write Together: If I Planted a Seed

  • chart paper
  • crayons
  • marker
  • paper
  • grow
  • plant
  • seed

MA Standards:

Speaking and Listening/SL.PK.MA.2: Recall information for short periods of time and retell, act out, or represent information from a text read aloud, a recording, or a video (e.g., watch a video about birds and their habitats and make drawings or constructions of birds and their nests).
Writing/W.PK.MA.2: Use a combination of dictating and drawing to explain information about a topic.

Head Start Outcomes:

Literacy Knowledge/Early Writing: Uses scribbles, shapes, pictures, and letters to represent objects, stories, experiences, or ideas.

PreK Learning Guidelines:

English Language Arts/Composition 16: Use their own words or illustrations to describe their experiences, tell imaginative stories, or communicate information about a topic of interest.

Draw and Write Together: If I Planted a Seed

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STEM Key Concepts: Different plants grow from different seeds and bulbs

ELA Focus Skills: Concepts of Print, Early Writing, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary

Educator Prep: Prepare a chart with the title “We Planted a Seed” and display where children can view it easily.

Discuss the video viewed earlier, Between the Lions “Information Hen: Things That Grow.” In the discussion, review with children the plants that the pig planted. (flower, pumpkin) Ask children what plant they would want to plant most of all. (Accept silly responses from children.)

Once all children have been included in the discussion, tell them to dictate or write the plant they most want to grow. Have them complete the following sentence.

  • If I planted a seed, I would plant a                     seed because I would want a                     to grow.

Encourage children to use color, shape, texture, size, etc., words to describe the type of plant that would come up. Have children dictate or write their responses on a “We Planted a Seed” chart. Give help as needed.

Invite children to draw pictures to illustrate their plant.

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