Cross-Curriculum Ideas for JANE IN BLOOM: Deborah Lytton March Theme

On my website, I have guides for teachers, librarians and book clubs who want to discuss JANE IN BLOOM.  Here are a few cross-curriculum tie-ins for working with the book. 

Art:  Paint or draw a picture of one of the roses described in the book.  What would you name it? 

Art:  Bring in a photograph of a pet or a flower.  Write a paragraph describing the photograph.  What emotions do you feel when you look at the photo? 

Language Arts:  Write a poem about someone you love.  Write a poem about something you wish you could change.  

Language Arts:  Floriography is the language of flowers.  How about making up a language for something else, like fruit.  What would it mean if I gave you an orange?  An apple?  A watermelon? 

Science:  Choose a breed of dog you like and write about it.  How do certain characteristics of the breed relate to its special skills?   

Science:  Research one of the animals described at the Santa Barbara Zoo.  Write a paragraph about the animal-where it is from, what it eats, how it sleeps. 

If you have any other ideas, please share them with me.  I'd love to hear what you think:)


  1. I especially love the idea of writing about a photograph--combines art and the language arts!


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