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Second/Third Grade Science

by: Teacher Team

Workshop -Kern County California



The student will be able to identify main idea and supporting details of a story.

The student will be able to identify vocabulary of frog and toad stories.

The student will be able to describe the life cycle of a frog.


C level:


Listen to audio cassette pertaining to frogs and toads , then, retell story,

Parent or peer buddy read a story at home and student will illustrate some event from the story.


Watch a video on frog life cycle and student will orally state what he has seen.

Watch frog and toad story on video and identify differences between frog and toad.


Make a poster of frogs life cycle.

Use modeling clay to make figures of a frog and toad.

Make a puppet of frog or toad and tell a story using the puppet.

Teacher brings a frog or toad, students participate in class discusion about the difference between the two.

Students make on origami frog and write the steps involved in making one.

Make a collage from magazines and pictures of frog related items.

Students can pretend to be frogs and do frog races.


Send Spanish version of story home and have parent read story to student.

Send vocabulary home to parents and have student translate Spanish to English to Spanish.


B Level

Recess go out on the playground and find 3 friendship problems and write down your solutions to the problems.

Go through Frog and Toad stories. Pick their friendship problems and think of new solutions to the problems.

Find out what frogs like to eat and present findings to class.


A Level

Write your own frog and Toad story and be prepared to read it to the class-your story must include a conflict and solution.

With a partner make a list of how we all could be better friends-write and act out a play to the classroom.

Should frogs be pets? Tell why or why not-explain.