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Students will understand the life cycle of a frog as this book is read aloud. Teachers can use this book in the Explain part of a Five E lesson plan tStudents will understand the life cycle of a frog as this book is read aloud. Teachers can use this book in the Explain part of a Five E lesson plan to provide formal vocabulary for the stages of a the life cycle. Students would be able to make real observations for their frog's life cycle chart if the teacher created stations of the different stages using real frog eggs, tadpoles, young adult, and adult frog representations. This would be appropriate for students in second grade. ...more

Students will be hooked by the unconventional seedlings that appear in the story. This book would be very engaging for second grade students. TeachersStudents will be hooked by the unconventional seedlings that appear in the story. This book would be very engaging for second grade students. Teachers could use it to get students to think about what a seed is. Students could bring in items they think are seeds and plant them, recording the changes over time. Students will understand the plant's life cycle as it grows. ...more

Teachers can use this book to show how the moon changes in shape. After a read aloud, students will create a concept map (guided by the teacher) to shTeachers can use this book to show how the moon changes in shape. After a read aloud, students will create a concept map (guided by the teacher) to share everything the students know about the moon. The teacher can pose questions to get them to think about whether or not the moon is the same every night. Allow students to show a shape of the moon they have seen on an Oreo. This combination of this book and activities above would be most appropriate for students in second grade. ...more

This book can be used to show the life cycle of animals. Teachers could put the first stage of each animal depicted in the book on tables and ask studThis book can be used to show the life cycle of animals. Teachers could put the first stage of each animal depicted in the book on tables and ask students to predict what will happen next. Students will listen to a read aloud of this book to understand the life cycles of each animal and restructure their ideas. This would be an appropriate for students in second grade. ...more

Students follow the life cycle of a butterfly as they read this story. Teachers should read this book during Explain of the Five E lesson plan format.Students follow the life cycle of a butterfly as they read this story. Teachers should read this book during Explain of the Five E lesson plan format. There are a lot of words that could be used as vocabulary terms for students. Also, this book could be used as a top shelf book because it also contains information on different types of butterflies and the flowers they prefer. Students in second grade would use this book to create a life cycle of a butterfly. ...more

This book would be a great addition to a fourth grade classroom. It discusses characteristics of the moon and the role it has played in humans lives.This book would be a great addition to a fourth grade classroom. It discusses characteristics of the moon and the role it has played in humans lives. It could be used as a top shelf book for a unit on moon phases. I wouldn't recommend reading it aloud, rather it could be used for research on the moon. ...more