WRITING SOME HOPPING GOOD SENTENCES
FOR 1ST GRADE STUDENTS
“The Red-Eyed Tree Frog” is the third story in Theme 6 of Houghton Mifflin’s Reading Series for 1st Grade. Students love the bright pictures and simple text that tells a story of a day in the life of a red-eyed tree frog in the tropical rain forest of Central America. Your students can write about how the forest animals can move, speak, eat and live in this tropical environment.
I recommend you might want to begin with a good fun story about frogs are:
• Froggy Books
• City Dog, Country Frog
• Finklehopper Frog
• The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone
• Front Cover
• Lesson Objectives
• Some Hopping Good Sentence(s) Ideas For the Teacher: This page gives you, the teacher, some vocabulary ideas to help your students brainstorm a variety of “key” words they could use in their sentence(s).
• Create Some Hopping Good Sentences(s): You can use this page to demonstrate how sentences can be made from their “key” words. You can use this on your overhead projecter/smartboard for whole group instruction.
• Student Sentence(s) Organizer: On this page your students choose their own “key” words. They write them in the spaces above the appropriate boxes. Your student can then use their words to make a sentence/s depending on their writing level. You would want to demonstrate this the first few times and walk your students through the writing process. If you want this could be their rough draft copy, as a final sheet is supplied at the end of this document.
• Teacher Sentence Organizer: You, the teacher can use this as a black line master to make up your own sentence organizer design.
• Final Neat Proof Copy. Students can copy their corrected sentences and draw a picture of their writing. It can be added to their portfolio as a finished piece of work.