Surprising Beans

Bibliographic Information: Blaisdell, Molly, and Tom Spence. Surprising Beans. Minneapolis, MN: Picture Window, 2008. Print.

Brief Annotation: Kayla and her family goes to a farm meeting, they had signed up to work at the community farm. Each family drew a pack of seeds from a bag and when it was time to harvest the crops, everyone would share. Kayla and her family got green bean seeds.

Genre: Informational

Grade Level: K-3

Readers who will like this: Children who likes to farm, grow plants, or vegetables.

Rating/Response: 5 This book captures the necessary process of planting a seed and there are also some fun facts in bubbles by the illustrations.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: How many types of beans are there?

Reading Strategy: Science

Rationale for Strategy: This book would make a great read aloud for science when the students are learning the life science unit. The teacher can take his/her students to a community farm or make one in their classroom.

Posted by: Lisa Lor

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