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With themes of self-esteem and positive self-talk, this I Don’t Want to be a Frog picture book by Dev Petty is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It is sure to be a big hit in your classroom too!
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I DON'T WANT TO BE A FROG SUMMARY
Have you ever thought about wanting to be someone else? In the story I Don’t Want to be a Frog, a child frog tells his dad that he does not want to be a wet, slimy, bug-eating frog. He would rather be a cat, pig, or an owl. On his journey with his dad, he comes upon a fierce hunting wolf. The wolf shares that he does not eat wet, slimy, bug-eating animals, so him being a frog saved him!
Told in dialogue format, this simplistic and hilarious book is an excellent way to lead discussions in identity and self-esteem. We join the frog on his journey to accepting that we cannot fight nature; we are what we are.
I DON’T WANT TO BE A FROG LESSON PLAN IDEAS
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We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.
READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
The text-based I Don’t Want to be a Frog reading comprehension questions focus on:
- making connections
- ask and answer questions
- author’s purpose
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
- positive self talk
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
I DON’T WANT TO BE A FROG ACTIVITIES
You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:
- comprehension questions
- 30 writing prompts with themed paper
- vocabulary activities
- word study print & go activities
- ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
- social emotional learning discussion topics
- graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
What are the reading levels for I Don’t Want to be a Frog?
- Lexile® Measure: AD380L
- Guided Reading Level: I – K
- DRA Level: 16 – 18
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.1
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Dev Petty. It was illustrated by Mike Boldt.
What genre is I Don’t Want to be a Frog?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 32 pages long.