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STC Literacy Series™: Plant Growth and Development

$133.95 - $349.99

Grades 3–5. Plants are easy to overlook, but they matter. You can eat plants, wear plants, and use medicines made from plants. You many enjoy looking at them, or sitting in their shade. In Plant Growth and Development, part of the STC Literacy Series™, students explore the world of plants and their many uses. This book aims to deepen children's understanding of the characteristics of living organisms, and humans' relationship with the environment in general.


Investigate the properties of plants and their importance to our lives and our environment.

Grades 3–5. Plants are not only used for food but also as medicine, clothing, and other materials. Students read about how all plants are similar, even though they might not look alike. They also learn about scientists who study plants and about the web of life that links plants and animals. Other reading selections show what happens when people take plants away from their natural habitats and the steps that people are taking to protect rare and endangered plant species.

Developed to enhance the teaching of the Science and Technology Concepts™ (STC™) unit, the STC Literacy Series™ Plant Growth and Development reader supports inquiry-based science lessons with engaging informational text. The content gives students a natural transition from hands-on investigations, builds background knowledge to reinforce conceptual learning, and lets students apply relevant nonfiction to their own real-world experiences. Questions provided throughout the book encourage critical thinking and allow children to be actively involved in their learning.

Educational studies show that children are more likely to engage in a reading exercise when the literature is related to a recent hands-on activity. This is exactly how the STC Program™ works. Included in every STC-Elementary™ kit, the STC Literacy Series™ helps improve reading comprehension, and supports the following Common Core Standards:

  • RI.1-3
  • RI.4-6
  • RI.7-9

Plant Growth and Development paper version (item #971996) comes as a pack of 8 readers. Plant Growth and Development electronic version (item #971996E32) allows 32 students per year to have access to the text for 60 months.




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