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A Tree is a Plant
by Clyde Bulla
illustrated by Stacey Schuett

This title in the "Let's Read and Find Out Science series is "a good starting place for understanding trees." (Booklist) Through the example of an apple tree, readers learn how a tree grows, how it is nourished from the sun and water, how water travels up from the root system, etc. Stacy Schuett's charming paintings are a perfect fit for the text and the fun suggested experiments make for great additions to lessons on trees for kids.

Reading Level for A Tree Is a Plant

Interest Level:         Kindergarten - Grade 1
Grade Equivalent:   Level 1.9
DRA Level:              Level 16
Guided Reading:     Level J
Lexile Measure:      AD290L

Read-Aloud vs. Individual Reading:
This book will need to be a read-aloud rather than for individual reading, as the reading level will be too high for the majority of kids this age. In general, children read on this reading level at the end of first grade/beginning of second grade.

See inside this book

Below are sample spreads from inside this book.  Great illustrations and full of great information!

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