The Tiny Seed
Grade Level: 1st-2nd
Reading Level: Fountas-Pinnell - L
Genre: Picture Book
A tiny seed is blowing around with a group of other seeds. One seed goes out of control and blows to high and close to the sun. It burns up! Seeds will not all safely land in their destination. One gets stuck on an icy mountain. Other seeds drown in the ocean. Another seed lands in the desert and can’t grow in the hot and dry conditions. Finally the wind stops an...more
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* Book Talk (language arts)
After sharing the story, talk with students about what they think would have happened next in the story if the author kept going? Help children to understand that the story follows the seasons in a cyclical order. Point out the season at the start of the story and how the life cycle starts all over again. Review the names of the seasons..Ask: What season is it nw? What season came before this one? What season will come next?
* Make a Story Cycle (Lang...more
The Tiny Seed
The Story is about the growing process of seeds. The story incorporates information about the types of environments that seeds will and will not grow, whilst introducing the seasons. The story enables the reader to find out what happens within the seasons and what dangers the tiny seed faces from the environment and us as humans.
The illustrations are bold and colourful, whilst giving great detail of the outdoor environment. The children really enjoyed reading the story, a...more
Carle, Eric. The Tiny Seed. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1987.
Genre - Fiction
This book is about a seed that is smaller than all the other seeds it flies with. It is because of its small size that it is able to survive everything it is in danger. Eventually the seed survives and grows into the largest flower ever where people come from all over to see. Eventually the flower begins to die and pass on its own seeds to start the cycle over.
This story is touches on life, death, and the cycl...more
From an educational perspective, this is a meaty book (for a picture book) about seasons and growing, though not very versatile - pretty much just the one theme in the book.
From a library/story time perspective, this is not a good book for story time. Too wordy. Maybe if you abridge...more
A Tiny Seed is a great book. I love reading this book to my students. They enjoy the pictures as much as the story itself. It is journey of a seed and how that seed turns into a beautiful plant. The seed is also given human-like qualities, which adds another dimension to the story. I find myself getting attached to the seed, because this seed faces much adversity and hardships. The "tiny seed" is kind of like an underdog story. What is neat about this is the students learn about the plant life c...more
Fiction: picture story book. Pattern, seeds
Carle, Eric. The Tiny Seed. Illus by Eric Carle. Picture Book Studio, 1987, 36, primary.
In The Tiny Seed, Carle goes through the life cycle of a flowers seed and the continuous pattern of whether the seed will sprout or if something will cause it to not. Carle is known for being original with his illustrations and we see this with his colorful collage of paper, which has a bold style and sets a silly tone for children to follow and enjoy....more
The Tiny Seed reminded both of us of one of Carle's other books, A House for Hermit Crab. We both love the illustrations in Carle's books and the stories are no less lovely.
This is basically the life cycle of a seed turning into a seedling turning into a flower and then sending seeds out into the wind.
Julia's favorite part was that the little tiniest seed was the one to survive and grow so big and strong.
I'd have preferred the seed to grow to normal size. I felt th...more
> The life cycle of a plant
This book gives a good illustration of the life cycle of a plant. This book was different than other books I found regarding the life cycle, because it gave a realistic view that not all plants survive the complete life cycle. It illustrated that as the seeds traveled some were eaten by animals; or that the plant was stepped on and died. Teachers can use this book to as students grow their own plants in the classroom. If plants...more
I am a fan of this author. I do like this book as well. It is a little bit of a long book but you can connect this book with many concepts such as social emotional, math and science as well. The book is very colorful and has some rich vocabulary as well.
For this book I would connect this book with a math concept. I would have a cupcake pan and label each pan hole with a number. I would then give the children different types of plant seeds. The children will be able to fill...more
Coupled with a venn-diagram, it may be used to discuss different types of plants. Students may be assesed by labeling a plant.
The POINT, is that cnnections are made and the children take on the role of scientists or artists, ect.
*Why is this important to cover? T...more
when I turned to the first page I knew it was going to good. The art work was astonising and the words are perfect together.
This book tells you about a journey a little seed takes to get to it's settling piont. It is interesting reading about how the little seed is making it's may to the settling piont.
But you are going to have to read the book to see what happens to the little seed.So go to a local book store or library and ask for this book because it is 28 pages s...more