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Grow Your Own Tomatoes

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Growing tomatoes

Learning Goals

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Hear, read, and write words with short vowels
  • Copy short sentences
  • Read common sight words in a paragraph
  • Answer questions about a story
  • State an opinion about a reading
  • Complete sentences by adding a word

Talk About It

  • Do you have any plants? What kind?
  • What is good about growing your own food?

Picture Dictionary

Use the pictures to help you figure out the words.
Dirt on Hand https://pixabay.com/en/pug-dog-pet-animal-puppy-cute-801826/ window
potting soil warm window
https://pixabay.com/en/time-timer-clock-watch-hour-371226/ https://pixabay.com/en/businessman-profession-workwear-676360/ https://pixabay.com/en/branch-old-stick-brown-wood-308013/
hour tie stick
https://pixabay.com/en/pencils-crayons-colourful-rainbow-452238/ https://pixabay.com/en/africa-african-animal-ass-behind-275957/
colour bottom
Practice reading these words without the pictures.
hour stick bottom colour
window warm potting soil tie

Word Skills

Word Patterns

You have learned to read these vowel sounds:

a says /a/ like apple
e says /e/ like Expo
i says /i/ like itch
o says /o/ like octopus
u says /u/ like up

You will see these short vowel words in the story. Read each word. Listen to the short vowel sound. Sort it in the list below.
pot big sun wet bit
yet top add pack pick
/a/ like apple /e/ like Expo /i/ like itch /o/ like octopus /u/ like up

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check your work with the Answer Key at the end of this chapter.
Can you think of more short vowel words? Add your words to the chart.
Read the sentences. Then copy them. Use upper case letters, periods, and question marks correctly.

Is the pot hot?
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Did you pack yet?
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The bug bit me.
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Do not pop the zit.
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We sat in the sun.
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Ask your instructor to check your work.

Use Your Reading Skills

Listen to Grow Your Own Tomatoes. Then read Grow Your Own Tomatoes in BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 1.


Check Your Understanding

sun ripe pot seed wet

1. Fill the _____________ with soil.

2. Put a _____________ in the soil.

3. Add water. Keep the soil _____________.

4. Put the pot by a window with lots of _____________.

5. Pick the tomatoes when they are _____________.

Check your work with the Answer Key at the end of this chapter.

Writing Task

Have you ever picked fruit, such as berries, in a field, forest, or orchard? Tell the story to your instructor. Your instructor will write down your words. Then copy your story into your notebook.

When you are done, read your story.

  • Did you begin each sentence with an upper case letter?
  • Did you use an upper case letter at the beginning of a person’s name?
  • Did you end each sentence with a period or question mark?
  • Are you missing any words?

Answer Key

Word Skills
/a/ like apple /e/ like Expo /i/ like itch /o/ like octopus /u/ like up

add

pack

wet

yet

bit

big

pick

top

pot

 sun
Check Your Understanding  
QUESTION ANSWER
1 pot
2 seed
3 wet
4 sun
5 ripe

Attributions

See the Attributions page near the end of this book.