Students will compare and contrast different seeds and different fruits.
Students will define seeds and fruits.
Students will outline the lifecycles of both corn and apples.


F.I.T. Family books to read at home with parents and younger siblings

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert
  • Apples by Gail Gibbons
  • Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John “Appleseed” Chapman by Esmé Raji Codell
  • The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi and Kyrsten Brooker
  • Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins
  • Maisy Makes Lemonade by Lucy Cousins
  • Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett
  • Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
  • Apple by Nikki McClure
  • Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm
  • What If There Were No Bees? by Suzanne Slade
  • Pick, Pull, Snap! Where Once a Flower Bloomed by Lola Schaeffer




Bang, M., Chisholm, P. (2009). Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life. New York: Scholastic.

Burns, L.G. (2013). Photos by E. Harasimowicz. The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honeybee Catastrophe. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.

Butterworth, C. (2011). Illustrated by L. Gaggiotti. How Did that Get in my Lunchbox? The Story of Food. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.

Codell, E. R. (2012). Illustrated by L.R. Perkins. Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John “Appleseed” Chapman. New York: Greenwillow Books.

Cole, J. (1996). Illustrated by B. Degen. The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive. New York: Scholastic Inc.

Eamer, C. (2012). Illustrated by S. Boothroyd. The World in Your Lunchbox: The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods. Toronto, Ontario: Annick Press.

Gibbons, G. (2000). Apples. New York: Holiday House.

Hodge, D. (2010). Photos by B. Harris. Up We Grow! A Year in the Life of a Small, Local Farm. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press Ltd.

Integrated Marketing Services. (2012). Fresh Produce Guide: 300(+) Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs. Apopka, FL: Integrated Marketing Services.

Kellogg, S. (1988). Johnny Appleseed. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers

Menchú, R. (2002). Illustrated by Domi. The Honey Jar. Toronto, Canada: Groundwood Books.

Micucci, C. (1992). The Life and Times of the Apple. New York: Orchard Books.

Micucci, C. (1995). The Life and Times of the Honeybee. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Nargi, L. (2011). Illustrated by K. Brooker. The Honeybee Man. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books.

Pallotta, J. (2002). Illustrated by R. Bolster. Apple Fractions. New York: Scholastic Inc.

Peterson, C. (2010). Photos by D. Lundquist. Seed Soil Sun: Earth’s Recipe for Food. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, Inc.

Rhodes, J.P. (2013). Sugar. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Rockwell, A. (2005). Illustrated by S.D. Schindler. Honey in a Hive. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers.

Schaeffer, L. (2003). Illustrated by L. B. George. Pick, Pull, Snap! Where Once a Flower Bloomed. New York: Greenwillow Books.

Slade, S. (2011). Illustrated by C. Schwartz. What if There Were No Bees? A Book about the Grassland Ecosystem. Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books.

Stevens, J. (1995). Tops & Bottoms. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

Strauss, R. (2007). Illustrated by R. Woods. One Well: The Story of Water on Earth. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press Ltd.


Kessler, D. (2013). Your Food is Fooling You: How Your Brain is Hijacked by Sugar, Fat, and Salt. New York: Roaring Brook Press.

Kingsolver, B. (2007). Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. New York: Harper Perennial.

Lehr, S. (1991). The Child’s Sense of Developing Theme: Responses to Literature. New York: Teachers College Press.

Louv, R. (2008). Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Obama, M. (2012). American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. New York: Crown.

Pappas, C., Kiefer, B., and Levstik, L. (1999). An Integrated Language Perspective in the Elementary School: An Action Approach, Third Edition. New York: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.

Pollan, M. (2009). The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition. New York: Dial Books.