Each month I create thematic lessons because I strongly believe the key to learning is interest.
Hi friends! Spring is here and I’m excited to share with you our lessons from Frog and Toad. But first, let me explain why we were reading Frog and Toad.
Frog and Toad Reading
As I’ve mentioned a little in the past, my middle child has slowly begun to read on her own. I’m really proud of the progress she’s been doing these past few months, because reading has not come easy to her. I wanted to show you what we’ve been doing for reading this spring.
I’m always on the lookout for beginning chapter books for her. It can be a challenge to find engaging books for your emerging readers. Frog and Toad books are fantastic for kids who are transgressing to chapter books.
In the evenings, my Pixie would read a loud half of a story to me. She quickly began to feel confident and became engrossed in the stories. Soon, she was reading a whole story each night. I knew I needed to move quickly and start integrating these stories into her school day.
Vocabulary and Story Elements
Teachers Pay Teachers has become my go to platform to find high quality resources. All I had to do was type in the name of the story we read and a plethora of activities popped up. You could certainly do this with any book you read.
- Choose words from the story for vocabulary words. Write or type them onto word cards.
- Use a dictionary to find the definition, synonym, and write the word in a sentence.
- Write the setting, problem, and solution to the story.
Looking for more activities to do with Frog and Toad, I stumbled upon story sequencing cards. Again, this is very easy to do with any story you read.
- Write events from the story on note cards.
- Have your child sort them in order from the first to last.
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