Seeds and Plants
Kindergarten Oral Language Resources
Children will:• Learn about the concept of seeds growing into plants.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about seeds and plants.
• Explore and apply the concept of seeds growing into plants.
Children will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of seeds growing into plants.
• Orally use words that describe seeds and plants.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about seeds growing into plants.
• Use key concept words [observe, seeds].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that children are going to learn about seeds growing into plants:
• How seeds grow into plants.
• What it means to observe.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask children: What do you see in this picture? (fruit).
• Ask children: Have you ever planted a seed? (yes or no). What happened to the seed you planted? (answers will vary).
• Say: Today we are going to learn about seeds. Seeds grow into plants, but they need to be taken care of in order to become a plant. What are your favorite plants? (answers will vary).
Guided Practice• Guide children through the next four slides, showing them that after planting a seed, you must water the seed. Always have the children describe how to take care of the plant.
Apply• Play the games that follow. Have them discuss with their partner the different topics that appear during the Talk About It feature.
• After the first game, ask children to talk about different types of seeds. After the second game, have them discuss positions of items around the children.
Close• Ask children: What happens to seeds if you do not water them? Explain.
• Say: There are different seeds that make different plants. Some plants turn into flowers, others have only green leaves. Even other seeds might turn into fruits or vegetables. Think about the type of seed would you like to plant.