Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

Five Green and Speckled Frogs


Five Green and Speckled Frogs.  Illustrated by Constanza Basaluzza.  Scholastic, c. 2008.

Reading Level:  590L

Synopsis:  This sing and read book has been republished by Scholastic as a picture book for young readers.  The frogs begin on a log, and then they slowly go overboard until there are no more frogs on the log.

Rationale for classroom use:  Good book to use for an introduction to subtraction, elementary introduction to onomatopoeia and rhyme.

Common Core Connection:  Print concepts of word formation in a sentence, and phonological awareness of rhyming words, and fluency.


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This entry was posted on May 30, 2013 by in Beginner Readers/ Early Readers, Picturebooks.

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