Title: Looking for Eggs, Tadpoles, and Frogs
Direct students’ attention to the illustration on the book cover. Lead students to predict what the book will be about. Connect the title of the book to the illustrations.
The lesson provides the questions you can ask students to prompt their predictions. Also a ‘think-aloud’ of what you can say to make a prediction with evidence from the title and illustration is modeled.
Questions to Make Predictions About the Book:
- Who might be the characters?
- Where are the characters? What is the setting?
- What will the characters be doing?
- What do you see in the picture that connects to the title? (Kim is in a pond looking for frogs, eggs and tadpoles)
Think Aloud: Say: I see the character Kim and the robot frog. They seem to be under the water maybe in a pond, lake, or river. I think there is a cut-out of Kim that shows her inside the robot frog. She looks like she is driving it. I remember this from the book we read and the documentary we saw. The title says “ Looking for Eggs, Tadpoles, and Frogs.” Who remembers something we learned about frog eggs and tadpoles? (frogs lay eggs in the water (pond), tadpoles hatch from the eggs, they change into frogs.) I think Kim will see eggs, tadpoles, and frogs because of what it says in the title.
Read this page to the students to help them understand what they will read about.
- What is Kim telling her class about? (Kim tells her class about what sees at the pond when she goes exploring in the robot frog. I also see a frog life cycle chart with pictures of a frog.)
- What do you notice on the board behind Kim? (Have students name what they see on the frog life cycle chart: frog, tadpole, frog eggs.)
- Have students identify the beginning letter and sound of Kim’s name. Say: What sound does Kim begin with? /k/ How do we spell the /k/ sound? (uppercase/capital K because it is a name) Point to the word that says Kim.
Ask students to name the letters in Kim’s name.(K-i-m). Point to the name “Kim” in the book. Ask students what is the last sound they hear in the name Kim? (m), Say I know this says Kim because it begins with a /k/ and ends with a /m/ sound.