the plant

The Plant



total terrific for example
bean exactly some more
gosh big deal insane (2)
wait obviously buy/bought/bought
try on exciting grow/grew/grown
yay amazing car dealership
moral plant (2) oh my gosh
magic water (2) overwater
psych naturally






Hey guys, it’s Jazzy. And it’s Totally Terrific Tuesday.

And my friend told me to go online and buy these magic beans. So naturally, I did exactly as she told me.

So I don’t really see what the big deal is . . . but I’m going to plant them.

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Later that day . . .

OH MY GOSH! My plant already grew!

Oh my gosh: It’s dollars!

This must be a magic money plant!

I need to go buy something!

. . . Wait . . .

I obviously want this to grow more.

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At the department store . . .

I think I spend all my fives pretty well.

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Back at home . . .

That was so much fun.


I have more money!

It’s TWENTY dollars!

This is so EXCITING!

You know how much I love green.

Each day gets better and better!

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At a clothes store . . .

I love clothes.

Okay, I think I’m ready to go try on some clothes.

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Home again . . .

I love this magic money plant.

This is amazing.

Wow: I got $100 this time?

I’m gonna buy a car!


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At the car dealership . . .

This is the car for me.

I’m only fourteen — but this is the car for me.


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That was insane!

Oh my gosh!

My plant is dead.

Kids, the moral of the story is: don’t overwater your plants.

And be smart about what you choose to spend your money on.

For example — I’m going to go buy some more magic beans.

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1. In the beginning, Jazzy got an idea by herself. True or false? What was the idea?

2. Did she cook and eat the beans?

3. What happened to the magic beans? Did it happen two weeks later?

4. How did Jazzy feel when she saw the new plant? What did she do?

5. Everything was the same when she returned to the kitchen. Is this right or wrong? What did she do?

6. What happened the third time?

7. In the end did Jazzy get more money?


A. The moral or lesson of the story is “don’t overwater your plants.” What do you think?

B. My friends wish they had a Magic Money Plant. Yes or no? If they had a Magic Money Plant, what would they do? What would you do?

C. Would it be good, bad, both, either, in between if people had Magic Money Plants?

D. What should people do to earn money?

E. People should not be (too) obsessed with money. What do you think?


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