Included in this product: four stories and four worksheets on frog skin (x 2), frog tongues, and frog webbed feet.
This activity is designed for an active classroom, and is suitable to be used as a research activity as part of a larger PBL project.
Our class was designing a book about Pets from A-Z, which teaches about the parts of different pets. In this activity, the students researched frog parts (skin colors, sticky tongues, and webbed feet) from a digital story that I designed (see the pdf file of this product), and then created a simple artifact to show their learning. The artifacts include:
- Use playdough to cover the frog skin with the different color skins they may have.
- Use playdough to cover the different skin colors of different animals.
- Use playdough to make the frog tongues stick to the flies.
- Guess the animal's webbed feet - Use playdough to trace the different types of webbed feet.
To make sure all the students learned from each other, we had the teams rotate activities, and do a gallery walk of the other students' artifacts.
After the information was compiled (i.e. the children were able to identify the parts of a frog that differ from other pets) we wrote it out into our books using Book Creator.
The class was a big success for ELLs, and I am sure it would work really well for even native speakers (emergent readers).