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Growing Vegetable Soup

A child and her father plant, water, weed, and pick vegetables to make soup.

Interested in using this resource in your classroom? Check out the posters that go along with this book: Natural Resources, Capital Resources, Human Resources, Productive Resources.

Author: Lois Ehlert

Published: 1987

Accelerated Reader Level/Points: .5

Lexile Measure: 140L

Publisher: Harcourt, Voyager Books

Comprehension Questions

Identify the natural resources used to make the vegetable soup.

Fertile soil, water, seeds.

What ingredients were produced to make the soup?

Vegetables – which came from natural resources such as soil, water, and sunshine.

What capital resources were used?

Shovel, rake, hoe, trowel, watering can, spading fork, pail, soup pot, soup ladle, knife, stove.

Explain what could be done to help renew the natural resources after the vegetables are grown?

Adding compost to the soil; crop rotation; spring plow to help avoid erosion; collecting seeds from the new vegetables, etc.