What does a bullfrog eat? How does it capture its prey? Where does a bullfrog live? Why has the bullfrog population become so great?
These are just a few of the questions we can answer after reading the text Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle by Deborah Dennard. After reading this story closely, we became frog experts. We used the information learned to write a paragraph about the adaptations that a bullfrog uses to survive. We then learned more about all different kinds of frogs. We used the text Everything You Need to Know About Frogs and Other Slippery Creatures, to learn about a frog's life cycle, skin, and habitats. We also used 'frog poems' to help us learn more about such 'freaky frogs' as the glass frog, the red-eyed tree frog, and the poison dart frog. After being introduced to the poison dart frog, we read Deadly Poison Dart Frogs by Lincoln James and Poison Dart Frogs Up Close by Carmen Bredeson. We compared and contrasted information about this frog from the two texts. This helped us write a paragraph about the adaptations used by the poison dart frog in order to survive. Our independent reading assignment is to use two texts to research information about an animal that interests us. We will share what we learn by creating a board game about our animal. Everyone is looking forward to sharing and playing their games!