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Frog and Toad Are Friends
Frog and Toad Are Friends: I Can Read Level 2 | Arnold Lobel
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From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each otherjust as best friends should be.
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monalyisha
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TIL that my hometown was “born” on a Leap Day. So, even though Worcester is technically 176 years old, it‘s actually only 43. That must be why everyone I know from home looks younger than their years (myself included 💁‍♀️).

I also learned that years divisible by 100 but not 400 are skipped (to make up for decimals of time).

AND that (unlike frogs) toads don‘t have webbed feet. Just FYI. 🐸😅

Happy Leap Year!

monalyisha @5feet.of.fury 😉🏡 5mo
5feet.of.fury @monalyisha I somehow didn‘t know any of these things 🤣 5mo
monalyisha @5feet.of.fury Clearly our shared education was lacking! 5mo
Cupcake12 I live in Worcester in the UK, we‘re 8,000 years old! 5mo
monalyisha @Cupcake12 👵🏻😜 5mo
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Robotswithpersonality
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Friends...and possibly gay couple? There's certainly journalism/scholarship around it. I support the subtext! It just makes their adventures more charming. Love the simple silly moments, the lovely art style. Had no idea I started reading this series out of order. Definitely going to keep going!

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kayleenschultz12
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This book provides short and easy to read chapters. This would be a great book to introduce still early learners to a chapter book just so they can start to grasp what a chapter book is.

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Pickpick

Such a simple and fun book to read! I enjoyed it.

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caitlinblack
Pickpick

Published in 1970, Frog and Toad Are Friends is about Frog and Toad going on different adventures and running into different problems in each story and finding ways to fix them. I would like this book in my classroom for students to be able to look at in their free time and read on their own.

Award for book:
Caldecott Honor Book

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terracollichio

“The whole world is covered in buttons and not one of them is mine!” Toad yelled after getting frustrated. He is a drama queen (just like me) so I love this reaction, but it‘s a nice way to show that something can look like the end of the world, but everything will work out in the end.

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terracollichio

This book would be good for a read aloud in younger ages and would be great beginners reading levels for a bit older. The print is large enough and sentences are short enough for it to be a learning book, but also challenging enough to push the reader a bit further. The stories are also funny and silly, but show themes that are important for socialization development.

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Pickpick

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel 1970. This book includes 5 stories of Frog and Toad going on adventures together. In these stories, there are lots of lessons, a lot centered around friendship. Frog and Toad help each other with problems and solutions. Each stories has a different life lesson. Caldecott

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IndoorDame
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This brings back so many fond memories from my own childhood! It‘s been translated into many languages (I‘ve used it myself in foreign language lessons), and won many awards. It‘s also been challenged in America as promoting laziness. I think I got the opposite moral from these little friends, but Maybe anything that‘s been famous for 50 years is bound to be criticized 🤷🏻‍♀️ #BBRCEasyReaderICanRead @LibrarianRyan

TheBookHippie I have the big book with all the stories I still love it. It‘s taboo around here… 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
IamIamIam ❤️❤️❤️ Sometimes when I'm really in a crappy mood, I'll steal my daughter's copy of Frog & Toad and hide in the bathroom for a bit. These books are such a comfort to me!!! 2y
LibrarianRyan ahhhhh 2y
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LiseWorks
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June 13 #BigJunePhotoChallenge "friends/strangers" This is one of my favorite kids book @Clwojick

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Tattooedteacher
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Who remembers Frog and Toad? One of my students asked me to read this aloud today. Boy it brought back memories of my own reading of it as a kid and then reading it to my sons. Good times!

Pageturner1 loved to read this book as a kid! read to my children too. 3y
Jessieleah I loved these as a kid! 3y
Erinreadsthebooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
quietjenn I 💚 Frog and Toad! 3y
Tera66 I think I read this 500 times when I was a kid! 😀💜 3y
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Johanna414
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My kids are loving these stories as much as I did when I was little, although I find myself relating a little too much with Toad! 🤣🤣
#raisingreaders

ImperfectCJ Some of my family's favorites! We also loved Lobel's Owl at Home. 3y
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abookishbutterfly
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Look at the amazing things I got from The Dog Eared Book today! 😍 I was extremely fortunate to successfully claim one of the limited commemorative edition and tote sets! Or, “toad bag,” which is printed on the back of it. 😂

My very first subscription box was the “I Can Read” box with books like the Frog and Toad, Little Bear, and Danny and the Dinosaur! Did you get those boxes as a
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abookishbutterfly kid, too? What are some of your earliest memories of books and reading? The only thing I remember well before even getting the “I Can Read” books is listening to a record and following along with a very abridged version of The Hobbit. I loved that story when I was very young but here‘s my shameful confession: I‘ve never actually read the full length novel!! 4y
Sace I remember The Story Teller Presents books and cassettes. I think the score was classical music? It was classic fairy tales like Cinderella, Hansel and Greek... Wow I loved those. There are some available on Etsy 4y
Sace Oh! There was also a subscription service from Disney! My favorite was The Penguin That Hated the Cold. 4y
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Sace *Hansel and Gretel 4y
abookishbutterfly @Sace The Story Teller Presents sounds amazing! I always wanted that Disney book subscription! 4y
Sace @Butterflyamore looking back I now realize my mom really had to make some sacrifices to get that for me. 4y
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Ryan_R
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Panpan

I was very excited to read this book because it was a Caldecott winner, however after reading it I‘m surprised it was even nominated. I thought the book was lacking a lot. The moral of the story was the best part, but I would never use this content in my class. I was disappointed, unfortunately. #UCF3414SP20

LeahH It‘s funny you posted this book. I use to read it over and over again to my mom when I was little. It wasn‘t the best book, but bc I had basically memorized the whole thing, I thought I was the best reader haha!! 4y
MaddyJ I used to love this story as a kid!! This was my absolutely favorite! 4y
Ryan_R https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/frog-and-toad-... Scholastic has a great activity to go along with this reading! 4y
DrSpalding This is a very honest post! This book has a very interesting past and considering the time frame that it one, it was quite controversial. Scholastic is always an excellent resource. Be sure to always include universal design and English learner strategies. (edited) 4y
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McKaylaH
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This Caldecott winner is perfect for any child! “Frog and Toad Are Friends” is a great F book for ID or a RA. This was one of the many books that I‘ve enjoyed while growing up. It got me thinking about where I would be in life and the friends that I would make. This book is a definite must add to your classroom library! I guarantee every child will enjoy it! It explores the many aspects of friendship, which can be a big part of a child‘s life.

McKaylaH UDL 9.3- Develop self-assessment and reflection
EL strategy #4- Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge
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DrSpalding This Caldecott award winner is a classic. Scholastic is a high-quality resource you should continue to use in future lesson planning and of course in your future classroom. 4y
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amandar
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“Frog and Toad Are Friends”, F, is by Arnold Lobel and is a Caldecott Honor book. This book can be adapted for Reader‘s Theatre or can be used as a Read Aloud. This is a collection of five short stories that follow Frog and his best friend Toad. Frog is excited for Spring and to have new adventures with Toad but when he goes to visit his friend, Toad doesn‘t want to wake up from his winter nap!

amandar A Teacher‘s guide can be found on this website, https://www.icanread.com/printables/frog-toad-together-teachers-guide/ . UDL 7.2 and 8.3 and ESOL strategy 2 and 4 best apply as they focus on providing a focus for the lesson. #UCFLAE3414SP20 4y
Keishla.O I remember being read this book when I was younger but I totally forgot about it until now. I will have to get the collection, thank you for reminding me! Your teacher resource is a great option for teachers wanting to implement this story in their classrooms! 4y
DrSpalding The teachers guide is very helpful. This obviously would be a good book to integrate into a science lesson about the seasons! 4y
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CBee We love Frog and Toad ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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REPollock
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1. The tagged book is the first one I begged my parents to get me at a store.
2. Iran hostage crisis & the Challenger explosion
3. Orange juice & chicken & stars soup
4. How about a big hello & welcome to my most recent follower @cathipink 📚🍾🎉🙌

#friyayintro @4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads

TheAromaofBooks Frog & Toad ❤ 5y
cathipink Thank you for tagging me! I think we were in elementary school during the same time, so I think some of our answers will be the same 🙂🙂 5y
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shannontevis

“I will be too tired, I'm going back to bed.“ I relate to this quote said by Toad ALOT.

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shannontevis

I would include this book in a first or second grade classroom where kids are really getting the hang of reading. Because of the simple language used in the book, it's a great starter book!

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shannontevis
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“Frog and Toad are Friends“ by Arnold Lobel, 1970. Traditional literature. I used to read the Frog and Toad books all the time when I was younger! I love the friendship Frog and Toad have and think they lead a great example for children on how to treat their friends. The plot is very simple so kids can get the message.

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Clairedannemiller
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“Toad looked at the calendar. The May page was on top”

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Clairedannemiller

I would read this book to 1st and 2nd graders. Its a simple book for them to hear and read. These two grades will enjoy the storyline of friendships.

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This book is traditional literature. It‘s a great story showing a friendship. It‘s important students get to see good friendships so they know how to treat their friends. The plot of this book is very direct for kids to listen to. Great book for kids to read because it is so simple.

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Krisjericho
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Frog and Toad are the best. Hilarious and brilliant and dry and sarcastic and caring. No better easy readers out there.

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Bwhitley222
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This animal fantasy picture book is a great story about friendship. Frog and Toad help each other as friends do through out the book. Frog helps wake sleepy Toad and Toad helps frog feel better when he's sick. This book highlights the importance of friendship. #ucflae3414su19 This book would best be taught as a read aloud.

Bwhitley222 Lessons and resources for this book can be found here: https://www.warsaw.k12.in.us/guided-reading/level-j-1/3297-frog-and-toad-are-fri...
An EDL that can be related to this text is 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. this is because the focus is on friendship.
EL 15, reinforce key ideas you present again and again is beneficial to reinforcing the main idea of friendship.
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DrSpalding Books with themes of friendships are important in the primary grades. Universal design for learning, UDL 3.2 is perfect as is English learner strategy 15. 5y
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This Caldecott Honor recipient is a MF book that is a collection of short stories. They would make for a great RT! I really enjoyed Spring and The Letter but each story would make a great RT for small groups. In Spring, Frog tricks Toad into waking up to spend time with him after a long hibernation with a clever calendar trick. The Letter portrays a great friendship where Frog cheers up Toads “sad time of day” and gives a new meaning to snail mail

DawnS RT which you can find more details on here: https://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/readers_theater will help meet UDL 3.3 Guide info processing and visualization by allowing students to understand the dialogue and relate to the friendships shown. Also ESOL 16 integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities by creating, performing, and watching RT in groups. #ucflae3414su19 5y
galacticbees Aw this book is so cute. I love that it has so many stories inside. I feel like RT would be amazing for this book because kids could truly become a character and begin to develop a better understanding of the story. 5y
DawnS @galacticbees exactly! This book really lends itself to RT too because it‘s very descriptive and uses a lot of dialogue. I saw this book at Barnes and Noble the other day and remembered it from when I was a kid! Wild that it is so timeless! 5y
DrSpalding It did make an excellent readers theater! Use this in your future classroom 5y
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AvidReader25
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We have a delightful audio version of this book (read by the author) and my daughter loves following along with the hard copy. Start them young!

Blueberry I LOVE Frog and Toad. I saw the play once also ♡ 5y
AvidReader25 @Blueberry I did too! Such a fun show! 5y
ImperfectCJ We loved these, and still enjoy the audiobooks from time to time even though my kids are 14 and nearly 10. Have you read Lobel's Owl at Home? One of our favorite stories---"Tearwater Tea"---is in that one. 5y
AvidReader25 @ImperfectCJ I‘ve never heard of that one! I‘ll definitely have to check it out. 5y
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tammysue 💚🐸 5y
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Severnmeadows An absolute favourite reading out loud to the kids at bedtime 😊 5y
hermyknee 💚💚💚 5y
DivineDiana Yes, the most endearing friends! 💚💚 5y
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melindamcmullen84
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Frog and Toad Are Friends (a Caldecott Honor) is one of the many classic “I Can Read” F books that Arnold Lobel wrote and illustrated during his lifetime. The tale of these two best friends, described throughout the multiple stories within, bring so much joy to beginner readers. I can guarantee no matter your age, you will find humor within these two fascinating characters. #LAE3414sp19

melindamcmullen84 This book could be great for a younger-aged LC. I also see the Frog and Toad series being a good AS because Arnold Lobel has a lot of good classic reads. This website has a collection of 3 of his works to do a AS on. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Arnold-Lobel-Author-Study-Bundle-303... 5y
melindamcmullen84 UDL 8.3: foster collaboration and community and ESOL 2: promote cooperation (small groups) is a great way to work in LCs and even with an AS. 5y
kkimmelman @melindamcmullen84 After this post I was excited to try this book! I think it would be an excellent addition to any elementary setting. As you said, this book can foster collaboration and promote cooperation and would really be excellent in teaching students how to form literature circles. 5y
alexandracarpenter Since my author study was Arnold Lobel, I definitely agree that this book can be good for an AS, lol! I loved the Frog and Toad books and think they are a good fit for any elementary classroom. 5y
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parasolofdoom
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Toddler's first Scholastic book haul!

SqueakyChu Great books! I especially love I Love My White Shoes and Frog and Toad are Friends. I adored sharing those books with my grandson when he was a preschooler. 6y
britt_brooke Great choices! We love Pete the Cat. So cute and always has a good message! 6y
parasolofdoom @SqueakyChu @britt_brooke we we're excited to round out our Frog and Toad and Pete collections! 6y
parasolofdoom *were. I need an edit function 😂 6y
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Chelleo
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Ok. I geeked out a little when I came across Frog and Toad at a local park. Had to take a selfie with them. I literally wore the tagged book out when I was a kid. #CincyLittens if you haven‘t yet, be sure to visit the Highfield Discovery Garden. Great area for kids and adults.

Eyelit Awesomeness! Great photo 💚 6y
Leftcoastzen Nice photo! That is so cool! 6y
Trashcanman Great photo 6y
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Lcsmcat ❤️ Frog and Toad! 6y
rachelsbrittain So cute! Great picture! 6y
Erinreadsthebooks Awesome! I'm a tad jealous 😁 6y
BridgetteM Thanks for the tip! I visit that area a few times per year. I will have to check it out with LO next time! :) 6y
Cedricsmom Are you related to the ballerina Littens? 6y
Chelleo @Cedricsmom Not familiar with the Ballerina Littens. 6y
Cedricsmom @Chelleo I knew it was a long shot. Twin sisters, both professional Ballet dancers. 6y
Cedricsmom It‘s Gittens. Celine Gittens and I forget her sister‘s name. But they‘re both quite stunning. 6y
BarbaraJean So cool!! Frog and Toad were some of my favorites as a kid! 6y
Chelleo @Cedricsmom OMG. Just looked her up and she‘s beautiful! Thanks for the compliment. No relation though. 6y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful pic ❤️ 6y
Pamwurtzler Nice pic! Where is that garden? 6y
Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 6y
Pamwurtzler Great, thanks!! 6y
KGlibrarian I loved those books growing up and read them to my kids too! 6y
AstronomyObserve I‘ll be sure to visit #Cincinnati 6y
tdrosebud I read a lot of Frog and Toad as well. I may have to make my way over to Woodlawn next time I'm out and about. 6y
Blaire Love this! Thanks for the tip...not in cincy but usually visit a couple times a year. 6y
zzz I loved those books as a kid😁 6y
abbreviatedAndy Love Frog and Toad! ❤️ 6y
RaimeyGallant That smile! And I'm not talking about the frog. 6y
Louise I adore Frog and Toad! The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst had an Arnold Loebel exhibit one year, and I spent ages gazing at the originals! 🐸🐸 6y
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parasolofdoom
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I can't believe my 3 year old was able to catch two at a time several times at the creek today

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Andydear
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Using my research as an excuse to reread some old childhood favorites was the best idea. I absolutely loved this book growing up, and reading it now was just as much fun. Frog and Toad are so sweet and slightly ridiculous. I have a very strong urge to rush home and read it to my younger siblings!

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KhyaraN
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This picture book by Arnold Lobel is an Animal Fantasy (F) recollection of stories about Toad and Frog. Amusing stories about friendship with beautiful illustrations that was awarded the silver Caldecott Medal. Great for Storytelling(S) and Read Alouds(RA) for the classroom. All of the stories are cute and funny and enjoyable to read along with the class.

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KhyaraN UDL Guidelines: 5.3 Build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance. ESOL Strategies include 20. List the most important words and phrases you use or plan to use in a presentation on a transparency or on the chalkboard 6y
KhyaraN Scholastic provides the biography and books that Lobel wrote https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/authors/arnold-lobel/ 6y
ambera Aww I completely forgot about this book until now! This project has given me the opportunity to find all of the books I used to love as a child but forgot about. 6y
KhyaraN @ambera i know right! It‘s all nostalgic 6y
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I remember reading these books as a child. It's fun watching my son enjoying them now.

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Frog and road are friends by Arnold Lobel is one of my favorite childhood books of all time. This fiction book is a Caldecott award winner. A collection of short stories about two best friends (one is a toad and the other a frog) expecting many new adventures. https://mrswillskindergarten.com/frog-toad-lesson-plans/ Mrs. Wills has so many wonderful activities for kindergarteners and it's just amazing.

AlexaDP I remember reading this book over and over when I was younger and seeing it when our class went to Barnes and noble and being super excited! I loved the link you provided as well because it gives the teacher‘s using it options in what lesson plan they may or may not want to use! 7y
KayleeC I thought your resource was great! I really like the compare and contrasting of the characters. 7y
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“Frog and Toad are friends” is a great F read for the classroom. In this story we are taken through the friendship of the frog and the toad! This book is a great start to the individual reading level. This book also was a Caldecott medal runner up for its amazing illustrations. Some classroom strategies to use would be S, PR, and IR. #ucflae3414f17

DrSpalding I agree with storytelling, partner reading and independent reading. The UDL and EL principles were pasted into the Silverstein post below. 7y
emilykwilkins The link below comes from the frog and toad book series with activities you can do after reading the book! https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/frog-and-toad-...
UDL 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols UDL 3.3 Guide information processing, visualization and manipulation EL 5 teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts EL 13 use preview/review activities
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