Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert

Schema: soup, favorite vegetables, gardening, tools

Text-to-Self Connections: bring fresh or canned samples of green beans, green peas, corn, squash, and carrots to show. Open them or mix them if fresh in a pot to cook.  Usually the school cafeteria has soup everyday so it might work to get some already made from there for a little sampling after reading.

Cause and Effect: Because we plant seeds and care for them, the effect is that we have fresh vegetables for soup.

Sequencing: If we wanted to grow our own soup, what order would be the way to do it?

Senses: Think about the five senses and see which ones we use when we plant, tend, wash, cook, and eat our vegetables.

Inference:  Would these vegetables grow in the snow?  There’s not any snow in the book.  What season do you infer it is when the vegetables are growing?

Synthesis: I am synthesizing that it would be fun to make soup from growing the vegetables.  I am  synthesizing that some people have places that they can grow their own food.

Text-to-text connections: Grandma Lena’s Big Ol’ Turnip by Hester; The Enormous Potato by Aubrey DavisRah, Rah, Radishes! A Vegetable Chant by April Pulley Sayre

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