Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Aliens in Lake Victoria’, asks students to answer comprehension questions about plants that are growing in Lake Victoria in Africa.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Aliens in Lake Victoria’, asks students answer comprehension questions on a text about Lake Victoria.

Rainforests
No. of pages: 2

This article, ‘Botanical Ark’, provides information about rainforest plants that lived during the Dinosaur Age. It is aimed at broadening students’ environmental and historical awareness and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Capillary Action’ encourages students to recognise spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Art Project
No. of pages: 2

This art project ‘Egg Cup Flowers’ enables students to create flowers and vases from egg cartons and tubes. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of basic artistic procedures. It provides a list of materials, easy-to-follow step-by-step art instructions and a list of recommended art books.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 8

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Green Thumbs’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about a neighbourhood project.

Art Project
No. of pages: 3

This art project ‘Line Painting Flowers’ enables students to create a painting of a flower using a single line. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of basic artistic procedures. It provides a list of materials, easy-to-follow step-by-step art instructions and a list of recommended art books.

Art Project
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This art project, ‘Make a Cherry Blossom Tree’ provides instructions for making a cherry blossom tree collage using different coloured paper and paint.

Art Project
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This art project, ‘Make a Geometric Flower’ provides instructions for making a geometric collage using different coloured and sized hearts

Readers Theatre
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No. of pages: 8

This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Plant Life’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 4 readers.

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Poison Ivy and Its Cousins’ asks students to answer questions about poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions and think about word meanings.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Scientists Discover Cause Of Irish Potato Famine’ reports on the discovery of the plant disease that caused a disaster in Ireland in the 1800s.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Scientists Discover Corn Plants Make A Noise’ is about research into the role of sound and vibration in the life cycle of plants.

Art Project
No. of pages: 3

This art project ‘Sunflowers’ enables students to create pictures of expressionistic sunflowers. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of basic artistic procedures. It provides a list of materials, easy-to-follow step-by-step art instructions, a brief summary of three famous artists and a list of recommended art books.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘The School Is One Big Bird Feeder!’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about school students planting trees in their neighbourhood.

Art Project
No. of pages: 2

This art project ‘Tissue Paper Sunflowers’ enables students to create sunflowers with tissue paper. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of basic artistic procedures. It provides a list of materials, easy-to-follow step-by-step art instructions and a list of recommended art books.

Editing and Revising
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No. of pages: 4

This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Trees’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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