Friday, May 1, 2015

Growing Vegetable Soup
 by Lois Ehlert

Lois Ehlert’s  brilliant colors make this simple procedural / how-to book for young readers a delight.

Book Talk

Lois Ehlert brings the reader into the book with her first page:
“Dad says we are going to grow vegetable soup.”

GROW vegetable soupHow does one do that?  

Ehlert shows readers how by taking them through a simple step-by-step process of how to prepare, plant, manage, maintain and harvest a garden…..all illustrated in bright colors that has become Ehlert’s trademark.

I am placing this book in a hybrid genre category because is not only is a narrative non-fiction, but a procedural/ how-to book for young readers.

Favorite line from the story:
“It was the best soup ever…..and we can grow it again next year!

Suggested Use as a Mentor Text:
Genre: Narrative Informational, Procedural / How-to
Reading Workshop strategies: Search for and Use Information, Connecting
Writing Workshop:  Informational Writing, Procedural Writing

Curricular themes:  Science: plants

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