Title: 2-5 Tell Me, Tree by: Gail Gibbons
Summary: Another expository text about how trees grow, types of trees, various of seeds, bark, and how wood is used. This story is full of lots of interesting information about this renewable resource.
Words: very, germ, cell, civil, chief, funny, thief, rigid, baby, brief.
Challenge Words: grieve, cancel.
Trunk (n): the main part of the tree where branches grow out of. Limb (n): a branch of a tree. Stem (n): the main part of a plant. Minerals (n): something found underground and used as food for plants to grow in soil. Sprouts (v): begins to grow.
Grammar Concept: I can identify singular and plural nouns. A singular noun names one while a plural noun names more than one. Singular: cow, hat, horse. Plural (-s or –es): cows, hats, horses. Some rules that need to be followed when adding the –s or –es:
*Most nouns add –s to form the plural form. (star—stars)
* Some nouns add –es. These include words ending in: s, x, z, ss, ch, or sh. (box—boxes)
* Nouns ending in y should be changed to i and then add the –es. (baby—babies)
* Nouns ending in f or fe change to v before adding the –es or –s. (elf—elves or knife—knives)
* Some nouns are special and change the whole word to something different. (person—people)