Country Days & Country Ways

Concepts & Vocabulary
On the Farm

Crop Farms
crops, (corn, peas, wheat, etc.), garden, rows, silo, etc.

Machines and Tools
fork, hoe, rake, spade, tractor, trowel, etc.

Farm Work
break up the soil, dug, make rows, planted, plow, spread the soil, turn the soil, watered, etc.

Pests and Pest Control
birds, crows, gophers, insects, ladybugs, poison, raccoons, scarecrow, traps, etc.

Animal Farms
(cows, pigs, etc.), barn, corral, fences, pasture, pond, trough, etc.

From Seed to Plant

Caring for Plants
dig, dug, plant, planted, plow, pull weeds, rake, wait, water, watered, etc.

Plant Life Cycle

grow, plant, ripe, seed, sprout, stalk, etc.

Vegetables and Fruit
broccoli, carrot, celery, corn, potatoes, string beans, tomato; apple, cantaloupe, orange

Plant Parts
flowers, fruit, leaves, roots, seeds, stalk, stem, etc.

How Did It Get On My Table?

beans, corn, corn flakes, fish, hominy, jelly, peanut butter, peanuts, popcorn, potatoes, tortillas, etc.

Food Preparation
chopped, cooked; hot, pop, pot, sizzle; cut, smash, spread, stored, washed, etc.

breakfast, dinner, lunch

Food Groups
breads, cereals, fruits, oil, protein, sugar, vegetables

Cows and Milk
cows, hay, milk, milking machine, etc.

Grocery Store
bagger, cashier, produce clerk, shopper, stocker


Share Farming
Gail Gibbons
Diane Siebert
Sylvia Madriagal
The Patchwork Farmer 
Craig Brown
Old Mac Donald
Glen Rounds
Growing Vegetable Soup
Lois Ehlert
Vegetable Garden
  Douglas Florian
The Carrot Seed 
Ruth Krauss
Pumpkin, Pumpkin
 Jeanne Titherington
The Legend of the Bluebonnet
Tomie de Paola
The Tiny Seed
Eric Carle
Backyard Sunflower
Elizath King
Just One Seed 
 Alma Flor Ada
Pancakes for Breakfast
 Tomie de Paola
The Milk Makers 
Gail Gibbons
Don't Forget the Bacon
 Pat Hutchins
Tortilla Factory 
Gary Paulsen
Bread, Bread, Bread
 Ann Morris
The vocabulary and book list on this page are provided in the series
"Into English!"


Hampton Brown.