How Does It Grow?
1st Grade Oral Language Resources
Children will:• Learn about the concept of growing.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about what things grow.
• Explore and apply the concept of how things grow.
Children will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of growing.
• Orally use words that describe how things grow.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about what things need to grow.
• Use key concept words [cultivate, nutritious].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that children are going to learn about: • What things need to grow.
• How things grow.
Model• After the host introduces the slide show, point to the photo on screen. Ask children: What is going on in this photo? (This family is picking peaches). How do you think these peaches grew? (from a seed).
• Ask children: How long does it take for plants to grow? (answers will vary).
• Say: In order for plants to grow, they need food and water. How is growing a plant different from raising an animal? (you have to play with animals, take them for walks, clean up after them).
Guided Practice• Guide children through the next three slides, showing them how we use things that grow. Always have the student describe whether an animal would need these same things to grow.
Apply• Have children 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 how long it takes animals to grow. After the second game, have them discuss whether they eat those things.
Close• Ask children: How long does it take for people to grow?
• Say: All living things need food, water, and a clean environment to grow. It is important that we take care of ourselves so that we can grow healthily. What other ways can you stay healthy?