Who Will Plant a Tree?

July 23, 2011

Twelve different animals are featured, from dolphins to monkeys, fish to ants.  Each animal is a carrier of seeds, transporting the seed to another area. Who Will Plant a Tree?  is a great example for a science connection dealing with plant growth with a simple text.  Students of all ages will be able to understand how a tiny seed can grow into a beautiful tree. Jerry Pallotta features a teacher sharing with her students how to plant trees. Tom Leonard uniquely illustrates the plant taking root and phases of growth on each two page layout.

Savorings for reading and in writing for Who Will Plant a Tree?:

  • Magic of 3 – each scene shares the carrier, how the seed is dispersed and the type of tree planted.
  • Interjections – What fun!
  • Compound sentences
  • Science connection
  • Repeated structure