This week's nonfiction selection is Frogs, by Gail Gibbons. The story is filled with information about the fascinating transformation from egg, to tadpole, to adult frog, that makes up the frog's life cycle. The selection also contains science diagrams detailing the parts of a frog's body and differences between frogs and toads.
Our paired selection is an article describing another life cycle. In From Egg to Egg students will read about grasshoppers, and we'll compare their life cycle to what we've learned about frogs.
Your child can practice this week's vocabulary list words by playing the series of Java Games linked below in the Quia Activities section. There are four games that range in difficulty, beginning with Flashcards, then Match Game, Concentration, and finally Word Search. The words and definitions are available online by clicking the link to the List of Terms found near the top of any of the Java Games pages. Once your child has mastered matching the list words and definitions, he should click the link for the Cloze Activity which tests list vocabulary in sentence context.
The Useful Links section contains enrichment activities and information that correlate to this week's stories and skills, and are for your use at home. Our spelling list words contain the dipthongs ou, and ow, so you'll find links to spelling games that stress this sound. We'll be working with comparative adjectives that end in er and est in grammar this week, so I've included links for that skill near the bottom of the list.