Do you know a kid who isn’t interested in frogs? I honestly do not think I’ve met one, and what better way to draw a child into a tough lesson than with a book you KNOW they will love. Frogs! by National Geographic has the most amazing photos, and it’s perfect for modeling nonfiction text structures.
To build excitement prior to reading, teachers might show this Youtube video from National Geographic. I think the pictures are just amazing, and I know my kids would love them.
- Pretend you are this frog. What do you like to eat? What do you like to do? Where do you live? Who are your friends and enemies?
- Write about your favorite frog type and what you learned about it.
Until next time…happy reading and teaching!