Growing Gold

A reading of T.V. Padma's Indian folktale,"Growing Gold," offers second graders an opportunity to engage in science and math, as well as language arts activities.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Consider establishing learning stations around the classroom for the various activities and labeling them as the science corner, etc.
Classroom Considerations

  • Preparing the materials for all the activities will require significant set-up time
Pros

  • For language art activities, kids practice identifying homophones, syllabication, alliteration, and explaining the meaning of proverbs
  • Science activities include analyzing the nutrition labels on wheat products, and identifying the parts of and functions of the various parts of a wheat stalk
Cons

  • None