All about Amphibians Nonfiction Unit Amphibian Research Reports Frog Lifecycle

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Are you teaching your students the amphibians? This packet includes guided reading strategies to learn about frogs, toads, salamanders, newts and more. There are two paper mini books that are Included. One is all about amphibians and the other is comparing frogs to toads. There are also research projects included for 4 different amphibians. I use this packet to integrate reading as well as research. I included lesson plans for you to look over on how I use this packet as well. This unit can be used for distance learning and google classroom with the new TpT digital tool.

Amphibian non-fiction books used:

• All about Amphibians (provided) Copy 2 per page

• Frogs vs. Toads (provided) Copy 2 per page

• Frogs by Gail Gibbons

• Why Frogs are Wet by Hawes


• Research Anchor Chart

• Schema, New Learning, Misconceptions


All about Amphibians mini book (9 pages) Copy 2 per page

• Schema worksheet

• Dig Deeper

• Label the parts of a toad

• Amphibian fill in the blank

• Amphibian Sort

• Colorful reptile characteristic cards (6)

• Frogs by Gibbons R.I. 1.1 Anticipation Guide

• Why are Frogs Wet by Hawes R.I. 1.1 Anticipation Guide

• If you Hopped Like a Frog R.L. 1.1 Fill in the Blank

• Tadpoles R.L. 1.1 Questioning

• Jump Frog, Jump 1.1 Questioning

• Better Move On, Frog 1.1 Holes or No Holes

Fish is Fish by Lionni R.L. 1.1, 1.3, 1.6, 1.7 & 1.9

• Text to Self

• Features of Fiction

• Questioning

• Point of View

• Character Analysis

• Venn Diagram

It’s Mine R.L. 1.1, 1.2, 1.5

• Recall

• Author’s Purpose

• Message

• Beginning, Middle, & End

• Main Idea & Details

• Character Analysis

Frogs & Toads

• Frogs and Toads Are Friends by Lobel Questioning (8 pages)

• Frog and Toad Together: The Garden by Lobel (6 pages)

• Frogs vs. Toads book: (9 pages)

• Venn Diagram

• Word Sort

• Cards to complete a class comparison chart

• Lifecycle of a Frog cut and paste

• Lifecycle REAL PHOTOS to create a class anchor chart

• Real Photos of a newt, frog, toad and salamander


• Informative Frogs vs. Toads pre-writing and writing

• Informative Web & Writing All about Amphibians

• Amphibians can, have, and are chart

• How to Take Care of My Pet Frog pre-writing and writing

• If I saw Newt! Pre-writing and Writing

Word Work:

• Alphabetizing

• Syllables

• Word Search

Reports: (8 page template for each one)

• Frogs

• Toads

• Newts

• Salamanders


• Frogs

• Toads

• Newts

• Salamanders



This is part of a complete BUNDLE available to purchase. If you like this product, you may also like the following:

All About Reptiles.

All About Amphibians.

All About Insects.

All About Mammals.

ALL About Birds.

All About Fish.

This is also part of a weekly series and included in my MEGA guided reading bundle filled with activities for 40 weeks of fun! Check out the other resources here

Guided Reading with a Purpose Series.


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