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The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How Living Things Grow (original 1995; edition 1995)

by Joanna Cole, J Cole, B Degan, John Speirs (Illustrator), Bruce Degan (Illustrator)

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Title:The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How Living Things Grow
Authors:Joanna Cole
Other authors:J Cole, B Degan, John Speirs (Illustrator), Bruce Degan (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (1995), Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:***1/2
Tags:nonfiction, informational picture storybook, 500s, 32 pgs., K - 3, plants, 420L

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The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds by Joanna Cole (1995)

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this is a great informational text about plants and seeds. it combines fiction and fact to help engage kids, making the content more interesting. ( )
  chelseaandrews | May 6, 2016 |
I would use this book for 3rd or 4th grades. As long as I can remember kids have always love The Magic School Bus series. While none of us will be able to shrink on a bus and experience real life things up close students can relate to the students in the series and expand their knowledge on different topics. This book at the right reading level for 3rd and 4th graders that you could have each of them independently read it or use it as an interactive read aloud and follow up with allowing the students to watch the TV series of this exact book. ( )
  vross316 | Apr 18, 2016 |
This is a fun book to read to students in 1st or 2nd grade. The amount of text that is on each page may make it difficult for first graders to read on their own. If you have your 2nd graders read it on their own, I would go over the list of content vocabulary with them before they read it because they may struggle with some of those words if they have not already learned them in science. This is a great book to use during a science lesson talking about plants and how they grow. A popular experiment to do is have your students grow their own plant and have them record data about how their plant is growing. You can teach them about the scientific method using this activity as well. The book has good illustrations to show what is happening in the story and it has character thought bubbles as well that make some of the pictures a little more entertaining. You can have your students identify the main topic from this book and then have them go through the text and find supporting evidence that shows it is the main topic. This helps them to practice backing up their answers with proof. You can also talk to your students about why this book is fictional and how we could not really take a field trip to a garden and shrink down like they do. 1st grade standards: 2, 6, 7, 8 2nd grade standards: 4, 6, 7, 8
  SarahSchuster | Apr 14, 2016 |
I liked this book for two reasons. One reason I liked this book was for language. Since it was an informational book, there were a lot of vocabulary words that were relevant to the topic. Not only were the vocabulary words in this book relevant to the topic, the vocabulary words were also age appropriate. For example, since this book is targeting students in K-2nd Grade, one vocabulary word was anther, which is the part of the flower that makes pollen. I thought that anther was a very age appropriate word. Another reason I liked this book was for the plot. Most informational books do not have a plot, but this book was also somewhat of a modern fantasy book as well due to their Magic School Bus. I thought that combining the two genres is an effective way to get children interested in informational books. The plot of this book would keep children engaged while also learning about plants and seeds. ( )
  akwon3 | Oct 1, 2014 |
There is a photographer at Mrs. Frizzle's school to take pictures of a garden they are growing. Ms. Frizzle and her class go to Phoebe’s old school and go inside one of the plants that she had planted so it will grow in their garden for the photo. It turns into a learning experience of how plants grow and how seeds are made.

This book really gets the imagination going. The characters in this book make the reader wish to have Ms. Frizzle as a teacher to go on all these exciting adventures and see how things are done or made. The style of the writing is enthusiastic and interesting; it keeps the reader wanting to know more.

Reading Level: Primary
  rdg301library | May 27, 2014 |
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Ms. Frizzle's class is growing a beautiful garden, but Phoebe's plot is empty. Her flowers are at her old school! So, the kids climb aboard the Magic School Bus. They go to Phoebe's old school to get some of her old flowers, but they end up actually going inside the flowers. Follow the kids' colourful adventure as they learn how living things grow.

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Miss Frezzle's class plants a garden and travels via the magic school bus inside a flower.

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