"Reading and writing are language arts that are interelated and mutually supportive of one another. . ." Becoming a Nation of Readers, 1985
Creating a garden,is a challenge for Lydia Grace when she comes to live in the big city. A good book to foster the connection between reading and writing is, The Gardener, by David Small. Written as a series of letters, this book lends itself towards lessons introducing letter writing.
Mother's Day is just three weeks away. To extend today's reading aloud session have students write letters to their mothers or grandmothers. These letters can accompany their Mother's Day gifts.
I'll have a cute and inexpensive planter your students can make mom, for Mother's Day, tomorrow.