Frogs! Frogs! Frogs!
What is the life cycle of a frog?
Language Arts focus with Mrs. Schultz's Class

Aussie Treefrog 12 Frog Life Cycle  -

Building Vocabulary

Overview

Students who have English as their secondary language need to enhance their vocabulary.  Knowing the scientific words for the life cycle of a frog will be extremely beneficial in understanding concepts and developing comprehension.  This can be obtained by reading books about frogs and building a vocabulary list to be used as a resource.  Then students will be able to write about the life cycle of a frog as well as create poems.

Lesson Plan

1.  Show a picture of a frog using the internet or poster.  Discuss the characteristics of the frog and begin to build a vocabulary list.

2.  Read factual books about frogs appropriate for the grade.  Have students turn and talk about what they learned and also share important words they need to remember.   

3.  List the important words on a poster so students may refer to them while writing about frogs and possibly creating poetry. 

Possible vocabulary list:  frog, egg, tadpole, froglet, metamorphic, embryo, frog spawn, herpetologist, camouflage, protect, enemies, head, tail, body, gills, lungs, algae, legs, vegetarians, amphibian, cold-blooded, webbed, insects, and tongue.

 











4.  Retell the life cycle of a frog.  Also write a sequence paper on the development of a frog with illustrations.

5.  Create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast a frog and toad.

6.  Write rhyming words with simple vocabulary words such as frog, leg, and tail.





6.  Let the students read stories about "The Frog and the Toad" series books.  Students can do this as a class or read independently according to their ability.  Summarize stories using some vocabulary words.

7.  To review story comprehension create a "Battle of the Books"  where students recall facts from different books about amphibians.  Nonfiction, fiction, and poetry can be used.  





8.  Create a Pixie 2 presentation or Power Point  for the vocabulary words.

Sunshine State Standard

LA-K-2-A.1.3. The student uses knowledge of appropriate grade-, age-, and developmental-level vocabulary in reading.

Resources 

All library books available in your school library.

Posters of  frog and toad as well as a frog life cycle.

Websites with frog facts.

Weekly Reader Magazine

Scholastic Children’s Dictionary