Asking and Answering Questions: Studying the Skin of a Frog

English language arts and science combine in a lesson plan that focuses on asking and answering questions about frog skin. Discussion, a read-aloud, and partner work lead the way towards a three-page worksheet that tests learners' comprehension. 

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • If a coworker or pupil has a pet frog, invite them to bring it in for the class to see up close and ask questions
  • Create a bulletin board that showcases information about frogs as well as useful tips to boost reading skills
  • Recreate the last worksheet on a larger scale, call on volunteers to fill in events, discuss the order and offer advice for locating the correct information 
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson is the fourth of 13 within a larger unit 
  • Materials from other lessons are required 
  • The plan is written in detail 
  • Incorporates cooperative learning strategies 
  • Includes tips to assist learners with additional needs 
  • None
Common Core