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Miss Rumphius (4th Grade: Series 1)
Miss Rumphius (4th Grade: Series 1)
Miss Rumphius (4th Grade: Series 1)
Miss Rumphius (4th Grade: Series 1)
Miss Rumphius (4th Grade: Series 1)

Miss Rumphius (4th Grade: Series 1)

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Miss Rumphius is a story about a young girl whose grandfather inspired her to do three things in life: go to faraway places, live by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful. This module plants the seeds for flower exploration, world travels, and goal setting. Students are introduced to renowned flower artist, Georgia O’Keefe, get close-up and personal with real flowers, and learn pantomime as a way for collaborative story development.

Before you begin...

Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. We have added a sample of a During Reading lesson entitled Beauty All Around for you to preview. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver. 

This module contains the following lessons:


  • Wooden Pattern Blocks
  • Calling Plant Experts!
  • Seed Germination
  • World Traveler
  • A Field of Lupines
  • Beauty All Around
  • Would The Real Miss Rumphius Please Stand Up
  • Accomplishments & Goals
  • Georgia O’Keeffe
  • Flowers Up Close
  • Start a Story, Become a Story

At the end of the module, you will find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.

Standards Matrix

For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module. 

Key Vocabulary

Wharves (Wharf), Bristling, Mast, Porridge, Wandered, Satisfaction, Conservatory, Pollination, Germination, Seed, Accomplishment

Note: This module is part of 4th Grade: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.