THE WIDE-MOUTHED FROG LESSON PLAN
ELA - KINDERGARTEN
TLW learn about role playing
TLW learn about what a wide-mouthed frog and other animals eat.
TLW answer questions about different details in the story.
The Wide-Mouthed Frog
Printed Frog (Head and Body)
- The teacher will (TTW) go around the class and ask the students:
1. What animal is green and love to eat flies?
2. What sound does the animal make?
3. By a show of hands has anyone ever read a pop-up book?
4. By a show of hands has anyone ever seen a pop-up book?
5. Can someone tell me what a pop-up book is?
- TTW ask the whole class what sound a frog makes, and on her count of three, they will make the “ribbit” noise.
- TTW ask the students to say “ribbit” each time she says: “I’m a wide-mouth frog”
-TTW ask students to go and sit on the carpet as she prepares the story, I’m A Wide-Mouthed Frog.
READING THE STORY:
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TTW ask a series of questions during the reading:
- Can anyone tell me what’s on the frog’s tongue?
- What color did the book say the bird was?
- Can anyone tell me where the bird’s beak is and the color of it?
- Does anyone see where the worms and slugs are by the bird?
- What color did the book say the mouse was?
- Can anyone spot the crunchy seeds and juicy berries?
- Can anyone spot out the alligator’s teeth?
- What do you all think the frog is feeling right now?
- Can anyone see the frog’s tongue?
- What do you think the frog is about to do?
EVALUATION: Making a wide-mouthed frog
- Students will get out their scissors, glue, paper bag, printed frog (head and body) and crayons.
- Students will first color their frogs, and then they will cut them out.
- Next, everyone will assemble their frogs onto their paper bags (the paper bag should be upside down).
- After all of the students are done, we all will say “I’m a wide-mouthed frog and I eat flies” using our frogs we have just created, which is a wide mouthed frog.
AFTER THE READING AND AT THE CONCLUSION OF OUR ACTIVITY:
- After reading the story, TTW will tell the students how great of a job they have done by pretending to be frogs.
TTW ask a series of questions in order for the students to retell the story in their own words:
- Can anyone tell me who the frog saw first?
- Can anyone tell me who the frog saw second?
- Can anyone tell me who the frog was afraid of?
- Does anyone remember what the blue feathered bird liked to eat?
- Does anyone remember what the furry brown mouse liked to eat?