Frog and Toad Are Friends Resource Set

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Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel

Frog and Toad Are Friends is a series of five, stand-alone stories tied together with the common theme of friendship. Frog and his best friend Toad, go on many adventures and share day-to-day activities that are all made a little sweeter by being in the company of a good friend. The relatable subject matter, detailed illustrations, and short story format work together to lay the foundation for comprehension strategy work related to asking questions, determining importance, making connections, synthesizing, and understanding text structure.

Teach with Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel

This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Long “i” Vowel Sound
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Determining Importance: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Connections: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Synthesizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.4 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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    Frog and Toad Are Friends Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Frog and Toad Are Friends

    Help readers deepen their understanding of Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad Are Friends by encouraging them to ask questions about the text. This focused mini lesson shows students important places to stop and wonder about the characters and events of the short stories.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Determining Importance with Frog and Toad Are Friends

    Identifying the details that are most important to understanding the text is a skill that readers need to practice. This mini lesson uses the short stories in Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel to show students how to pay close attention to characters, the settings of important events, and clues that help solve problems.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Making Connections with Frog and Toad Are Friends

    The familiar theme of friendship is a springboard for making connections while reading Frog and Toad Are Friends. Making connections between the text and themselves, other books, and the real world helps students to better understand the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Synthesizing with Frog and Toad Are Friends

    While reading Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad Are Friends, students will be challenged to think about how their view of Frog, Toad, and events of each of the short stories might change as they read. This ability to "think about their thinking" shows that students are ready to deeply comprehend the text by synthesizing.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Understanding Text Structure with Frog and Toad Are Friends

    Positively impact reading comprehension by teaching students to identify and comprehend sequence, cause and effect, compare and contrast, and problem and solution text structures. This understanding text structure mini lesson is a ready-to-use resource for practicing these skills with Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.4 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Frog and Toad Are Friends Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    Frog and Toad Are Friends Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Frog and Toad Are Friends. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Frog and Toad Are Friends Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Frog and Toad Are Friends.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, Reader's Notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Frog and Toad Are Friends Word Work - Long "i" Vowel Sound

    Frog and Toad Are Friends is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, but it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about the i_e pattern for the long i vowel sound. Either download the Frog and Toad are Friends Super Pack or this individual Word Work package to access lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.2.3 RF.2.4

    Frog and Toad Are Friends Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Frog and Toad Are Friends, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Frog and Toad are Friends Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6

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