Brainstorm with children words that describe apples -- words such as round, red, yellow, seeds, tree, juicy, and so on. List their words on an easel pad and read them aloud to children. Then invite children to create two-line apple rhymes such as
"Look I found
An apple that's round!"
Write the word
vertically on the board and encourage children to use apple words to create an acrostic poem.
Study cut apples and their seeds with magnifying glasses. Help children find words on the easel pad that describe their findings. Let them print the words and draw pictures on pieces of apple-shaped paper.
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