Lesson Plan #:AELP-MPS019
Author: Jonna Epps
School or Affiliation: Moss-Washoe County School District, Reno, Nevada (ICE)
Endorsed by: These lesson plans are the result of the work of the teachers who have attended the Columbia Education Center’s Summer Workshop. CEC is a consortium of teachers from 14 western states dedicated to improving the quality of education in the rural, western, United States, and particularly the quality of math and science Education. CEC uses Big Sky Telegraph as the hub of their telecommunications network that allows the participating teachers to stay in contact with their trainers and peers that they have met at the Workshops. Date: May 1994
Grade Level(s): 2
- Mathematics/Process Skills
- Language Arts/Literature/Children’s Literature
Overview: Adapted from a unit written by Marcella Embry, Washoe County School District, Reno, Nevada: Adventures with Frog and Toad. Based on Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad are Friends . These activities have been designed around the story, A Lost Button.
Purpose: The stories in the book, Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel and these activities allow for creative thinking and writing, reading and analysis of characters, affective education, mathematics beyond computation, inventing, geography, biological science and development of research skills.
- buttons for sorting
- Venn diagram sheets (Laura Candler has some graphic organizer resources )
- copy of Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad Are Friends
Assessment: Informally observe students as they sort their buttons and complete their Venn diagrams.