Fun with Frog and Toads Pinterest Board
On this board, you’ll find links to life cycle lessons, frog and toad crafts, book lessons, and more.
Book Suggestions for the Study of Frogs
There are so many wonderful nonfiction frog books available. I have two favorites, Frogs! by Elizabeth Carney and Frogs by Nic Bishop. The photographs in both are just phenomenal. In Frogs!, my favorite is one of the Goliath frog. My students were in shock when they read that it is the size of a rabbit. Nic Bishop is a nonfiction author and photographer. [His website] is one to check out to learn about how he has captured such great photos of the animals he writes about.
Pairing fiction with nonfiction pulls in other genres and gives teachers the opportunity to read some of those classic books that all children need to experience. You probably noticed that the Frog and Toad series take up four of the eight titles I included for fiction. Arnold Lobel is a first/second grade author that must be on all teacher’s lists for author studies. Lobel has a long list of published works to choose from.
Other Reading Resources
Fun Activities to Explore Frogs and Toads
Frog and Toad Resources from Comprehension Connection
Each chapter of each book is done in a before/during/after style, so it is definitely a Print and Go unit that you can use with guided reading groups or partner work. A variety of activities are included to address many different comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills. Here is a preview of the four units, and you can access the link by clicking [here] or on the image below. Use the code: iteachela to save 10%
Finally, I thought I’d share a few video clips I found. The first one is only 3 minutes, but the footage is incredible. It teaches the life cycle of the frog.