How Trees Grow
Kindergarten Oral Language Resources
Children will:• Learn about the concept of trees growing.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about trees.
• Explore and apply the concept of how trees grow.
Children will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of trees growing.
• Orally use words that describe trees.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about what helps trees grow.
• Use key concept words [grow, plant].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that children are going to learn about trees growing:
• The steps in helping a tree grow.
• How to help a tree grow.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask children: What do you see in this picture? (a tree, leaves, a trunk, branches).
• Ask children: Is the tree tall or small? (tall).
• Say: Trees are just like people, they start very small and grow to be big. Today we are going to learn how trees grow. What do you think trees need to grow? (food, water, care, etc.)
Guided Practice• Guide children through the next three slides, showing them that trees start as a small seed and grow bigger. Always have the children discuss whether they need the same things to grow.
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 how a tree grows. After the second game, have them point to the top, middle, and bottom of a desk.
Close• Ask children: What do you need to do to help a tree grow? Explain.
• Say: Trees need to be taken care of just like people. Think about how you can help a tree grow.