Friday, March 18, 2016

Growing Readers with Mentor Texts...and Froggy

Froggy can help students create their own personal narratives.
Hello.  I'm so excited to join this fun Mentor Text blog linky.  You'll find a listing of the participating bloggers at the bottom of my post for other fun lessons using mentor texts.  Make sure to visit each stop to collect a mystery word from each for an entry for our Amazon gift card.

Froggy can help students create their own personal narratives.
I love the Froggy books.  Sharing Froggy with a group of kinders can bring on the giggles.  They can laugh and scream along with him and all of his adventures.  These books are especially great to perform as a reader's theater. Froggy books are also great for compare and contrast, end marks, and writing with voice.  Aren't we all excited when we hear his mom yell,

"FROOOOOOGGGGYYYY!!!!! 

Book Summary

Froggy doesn't leave us disappointed this time with Froggy Builds a Tree House.  He wakes to a sunny day and decides to build a tree house.  His mom, dad, and his sister join him for another fun adventure.  With the help of his friends and his dad, Froggy accomplishes his goal with just a few bumps and scratches.  He is quick to tell his sister and his classmate, Frogalina, there are no girls allowed in his tree house.  Will this rule last?  You'll have to read to find out.

How to Use My Resource

Froggy can help students create their own personal narratives.
Using Froggy Builds a Tree House, students are asked to think about building their own tree house.  Using the planning sheet, students will decide what they would do if they were making a tree house.

First, who will help them build their tree house?
  • Dad
  • Grandad
  • Mom
  • Friends
  • Brothers and Sisters
Who will be allowed in their tree house?
  • Friends
  • Family
  • Classmates
  • Boys
  • Girls
Who will NOT be allowed in their tree house?
  • Family
  • Classmates
  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Grown-ups
What will they do in the tree house?
  • Play games
  • Play cards
  • Watch TV
  • Have a camp-out
Froggy can help students create their own personal narratives.
Included with this pack are writing papers with a tree house design.  I have also included a vocabulary card for writing using words from the story.

My mystery word for the giveaway is:  TREEHOUSE.

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Don't forget to follow the links to all the other mentor text lessons.

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4 comments:

  1. Such a cute book and lesson! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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  2. I bet students would LOVE this activity. Who doesn't want to build their own treehouse? Thank you for such a wonderful and engaging activity :)

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  3. I like the tree house graphic organizer! I have a couple tree house books that this would fit in perfectly with. Thanks!

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  4. Thank you so much for the great set and teaching ideas. I know things are busy, and I really appreciate you joining in, Cathy. Hoping you have a fabulous Easter/spring break.

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