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Smithsonian Science Stories Literacy Series™: Blossoms, Bees, and Seeds Below-Grade Reader, English

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Grade 2. 2020. 58 pages. Lexile range: 390-480L. Blossoms, Bees, and Seeds literacy reader serves as an informational text resource that is incorporated into the main activities of many lessons in the Smithsonian Science for the Classroom™ module How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow?

Topics include:

  • Root, Shoot, Flower, and Fruit: Tracking the growth of a tomato plant
  • A Farm in the City: Growing food in a city
  • Benefits of Bees: Why bees are important to people
  • Pollinator Problem: Reasons why there are fewer pollinators around
  • A Sticky Idea: How nature inspired an invention
  • Scatter and Scat: Animals moving seeds to grow new plants
  • Planting with Passion: How scientists create beautiful gardens

The content, presented in below-grade readability for struggling readers, connects student literacy to science in the real world. Soft cover.


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