Reading with Arnold Lobel Author Study Grades 1-3 (Frog & Toad books)
Kids love The Frog and Toad books and many other stories by Arnold Lobel!
These resources will help your students develop the literacy strategies necessary to derive meaning from print and illustrations, read to find new information about a topic, and think and write creatively, using these favorite children's stories as a springboard.
Reproducible work sheets for 16 books authored by Arnold Lobel
A resource list
Student tracking sheet
Comprehension, Word Study & Thinking About questions for each book
23 addition activities in Research, Creative Writing, Drama, Art, Music
1. To familiarize students with an author and his writings and style of writing
2. To develop the literacy strategies necessary to obtain meaning from print.
3. To read to find new information about a topic deriving it from print and pictures.
4. To develop the student's ability to think and write creatively.
List of Skills
In section A. Comprehension, the children must locate details, make predictions, evaluate and analyze the character's actions and list events or actions.
In section B. Word Study, there is usually one question related to phonics and one to word study. The skills are listed as follows:
Phonics: blends, diphthongs, double consonants, hard and soft "g", short vowels, long vowels, "y" as a vowel
Word Study: adjectives, adverbs, alphabetical order, antonyms, compound words, definitions, nouns, prepositions, plurals, rhyming words, root words, suffixes (ed, ing, er, est), syllabication, synonyms, verbs (present and past tense)
A response sheet has been provided that should accommodate most responses from each of the reading activities.