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Agriculture Literacy Week 2017 - The Grapes Grow Sweet



March 20-24 is Agricultural Literacy Week in New York State.

The signature book for 2017 is The Grapes Grow Sweet: A Child's First Family Grape Harvest by Lynne Tuft.

In this colorful text, four-year-old Julian is old enough to take part in the grape harvest on his family's vineyard. Through Julian's wonder, The Grapes Grow Sweet offers a captivating glimpse of growing up on a family vineyard in wine country. Readers follow the development of the grape from bloom to harvest, and see up close the animal and plant life of the vineyard.

This 7-part Mini Series includes:
  • An Introduction of NYS Agriculture
  • Three Profiles of NYS Grape Growers and Vintners
  • A "Grapes Grow Sweet" Crossword Puzzle and Word Search
  • And a Kid Friendly Grape Recipe
    These resources were created in partnership with New York Agriculture in the Classroom and were designed for use by teachers with students in grades K-4 to help increase the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of New York State agriculture.

The materials include 7 features, and a set of graphic organizers in PDF format.

New York News Publishers Association member newspapers are welcome to incorporate these materials into their NIE program free of charge. All other users are informed that these materials are available for nonprofit educational research/teaching/scholarship purposes only. Anyone is welcome to share these materials by adding a link to your own website(s), although full framing is not allowed. Permission for printing multiple copies must be obtained from NYNPA. Copyright is held by the New York News Publishers Association.

A special thank you to Jan and Carey Cook from www.myvocabulary.com who assisted with the word search and crossword puzzle in these features!

Click here to download all seven features and here to download the complete set of graphic organizers with an additional list of web resources and answer keys for word search and crossword.

If you would like to access the NIE Ag Literacy Week 2011 content on Poultry, click here,
for the 2013 content on Bees, Pollination and Honey click here,
for the 2014 series based on the book "Who Grew my Soup" click here,
for 2015 "Weaving the Rainbow" content based on sheep, wool and other animal fibers click here and,
click here for 2016 "The Apple Orchard Riddle" about apples, cider, and cider donuts.

For more about NYS Agriculture in the Classroom go to www.agclassroom.org/ny/

For more agriculture education info & materials go to the National Association of Agricultural Educators' website at www.naae.org/whatisaged/index.cfm


If you have any questions about this project or for more information about Newspaper In Education programs contact Mary Miller via email or call 518-449-1667.

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