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By Kate Messner

Suggested Ages:

Early Elementary

Themes:

Bugs
Gardening
Spring

Speech Sounds:

S
S Blends
SH
Z
CH
F
G
K
L Blends
R (Vocalic)

Adaptability:

Easy

Narrative Type:

Language Concepts:

Verb Tenses
Pragmatics
Sequencing
Predicting
Inferencing
Comparing/Contrasting

Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt is about a little girl and her Nana watching how the changing seasons affect their garden and the animals and insects around it.

This story has an Incomplete and/or Informational Episodic structure with no Problem.

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I recommend using this book for:

  • Spring Theme
  • Garden Theme
  • Insect Theme

Students will need background on:

  • Spring
  • Garden
  • Changing Seasons
  • Insects/Animals

Vocabulary:

sprout
ripe
scrumptious
harvest
pluck
bloom