This includes three things: 1. a lesson plan for a book circle which can be used for any book, but Frog and Toad is used in this lesson plan 2. sample book circle jobs 3. a list of sight words that can be found in Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel.
The following is a description of this book circle activity which I have done with preschool, kindergarten and first grade students:
1.The children vote on a story to read from a small list of age-appropriate stories. 2. The children are assigned a “job” to perform after a portion of the book has been read. 3. The teacher reads aloud, as the children follow along, a portion of the book-eventually giving this job over to the children. 4.Stop to discuss the book and highlight “sight words” that every child should “know by heart” (heart words). 5. After a portion of the book has been read, the children are given time to do their job. 6. The children present to the class what they have done for their job. 6.Add to a “Word Wall” sight words from story.