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Grow! Raise! Catch!
How We Get Our Food
by Shelley Rotner
Shelley Rotner, Photographer

Reinforced | 32 pages | 10 x 10 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823436439 | 07-30-2016

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: KINDERGARTEN | Age: 4 to 7

Themes: Farming & Farm Life, Health/Nutrition/Physical Fitness, Science & Nature
Recommendations: A*, K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
L.2.3, 4, 4a, 4d, 4e, 5, 5a, 6
RF.2.3, 4, 4a, 4c
SL.2.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
W.2.1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
RI.2.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10

About the Book

In a book filled with bright and enticing photographs and an accessible text, Shelley Rotner offers a breakdown of the farm-to-table process that is perfect for preschoolers and kindergarten students.

Who grows our juicy fruits and yummy vegetables? Who raises animals for our tasty eggs, milk and meat? Who catches fresh fish for our table? Farmers and fishermen show off their bounty in this lively look at the people who produce the food on which we all rely.

A glossary is included.


★"Highly recommended for preschool and primary-grade units on where food comes from.”—Booklist, Starred Review

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. What is the main idea of the book, Grow! Raise! Catch!? Bring in a packaged food item. Compare and contrast the ingredients and nutritional values of packaged foods and foods grown naturally. RI.2-3.2, 3/W.2-3.8

2. How does Shelly Rotner structure the book? In small groups, revisit the book and collect facts about each food source. RI.2-3.1, 8

3. What do all of the farmers and fishermen in the book have in common? RI.2-3.1, 2

4. In small groups, research the nutritional needs of children your age. Create a healthy menu using foods from the farmers and fishermen in the book. Plan a presentation. W.2-3.7, 8/SL.2-3.4, 6

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GROW! RAISE! CATCH! How We Get Our Food
Lesson Plan with Instructional Standards