by Garden Theme

Below you will find amazing book guides and interactive activities organized around 10 backpack themes. These book guides include vocabulary lists, comprehension questions, activities and games for each book and are geared toward youth from pre-k to 3rd grade. We encourage parents and caregivers to draw on these resources for use at home and school interns and teachers to use them at school. 

If you have questions or feedback on the Backpack Literacy Curriculum, please contact Blue Baldwin at meigan.baldwin@tusd1.org

First, here are instructions on how to assemble garden literacy backpacks and instructions for how to print and use activity cards. Please click on links to download these resources. 

Garden Theme 1: School and Community Gardens

Book Guides

Activities 

Garden Theme 2: Seeds

Book Guides:

Activites

Garden Theme 3: Pollinators

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Activities 

Garden Theme 4: Desert Animals

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Activities 

Garden Theme 5: Desert Ecology

Book Guides 

Activities

Garden Theme 6: Fables, Folktales, and Myths

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Garden Theme 7: Harvest Time

Book Guides

Activities

Garden Theme 8: Math and Language Foundations

Book Guides

Activities 

Garden Theme 9: People's Relationship with Nature

Book Guides

Activities

Garden Theme 10: Science

Book Guides

Activities

The Backpack Literacy Program is kindly supported by the Stocker Foundation.