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									      CHALLENGING WORDS


 Everyone's favorite frog is afraid of the
 water. His mother tells him that frogs
  are great swimmers and born in the
water. With mothers help, Froggy learns
                to swim.
                    --- Conversation Questions---

(1)   Name the main character of this story?
(Answer)     Froggy.
(Follow Up)     Have you ever held a frog?

(2)   Imagine that you are froggy. Why do you want to learn to swim.
(Answer)     Any logical answer.
(Follow Up)     Did he turn into a good swimmer.

(3)   Suppose Froggy had stayed on the swings. What would have
(Answer)     Any logical answer.
(Follow Up)     Do you like trying new things?

(4)   Compare the way you learned to swim to the way Froggy learned.
(Answer)    Any logical answer.
(Follow Up)    Have you ever taught anyone else to do something?

(5)   Explain what a "snorkel" is.
(Answer)      An apparatus that you use to breath with while underwater.
(Follow Up)      Have you ever used a snorkel.

(6)   Name the reason that Froggy would not get into the water.
(Answer)     He could not swim.
(Follow Up)     How old were you when you learned how to swim?

(7)   List all the swimmers in the story.
(Answer)        Mother, Rather, and finally Froggy.
(Follow Up)        Did your mother teach you to swim?

(8)   Recall the three things that Froggy wanted from his house.
(Answer)      Flippers, snorkel, and mask.
(Follow Up)       Do you use any of these when you swim?

(9)    Something happened that made Froggy turn red. What was it?
(Answer)     He lost his swimsuit.
(Follow Up)     Has anything embarrassing ever happened to you?

(10)   Sing a song that Froggy's mother taught him.
(Answer)      Have them sing it.
(Follow Up)      Why did this song help him learn to swim?

1.   Write a story about how you learned to swim.

2.   List items you might take with you when you go to swim.

3.   Draw Froggy as he is learning to swim. Make it a flipbook.

4.   Make a list of as many animals that you can think of that live in or
     around water.


1.   Show the children a frog, bathing suit, mask, and flippers. Discuss
     what they have in common. Tell them that we always think of frogs
     as being great swimmers, but Froggy is must learning to swim.
     Let's read and find out how Froggy does it.

2.   If you can find some tadpoles, bring them in for the children to see.
     Talk with them about how they become frogs. Ask the children if
     frogs are good swimmers. Our friend, Froggy, is just learning to
     swim. Let's read about his adventures.

3.   Show the children a bathing suit, mask, and flippers. Ask the
     children about when they learned to swim. Who taught them? Our
     story today is about learning to swim. Let's read and find out if
     Froggy is successful.

Book Title: Froggy Learns to Swim
Author: Jonathan London                          Illustrator: Frank Remkiewicz
ISBN: 0-590-27452-X                              # of Text Pages: 28    AR: 2.0 LEX: 350
                                      Building Oral Vocabulary
11            spluttered         13              flippers            15        mask, snorkel
                                        Prediction Questions
 5    Where do you think Froggy will land?
19    Why is Froggy embarrassed?
27    How long do you think Froggy will swim?

This resource is provided by THE LEARNING CORPS—Barren County Board of Education, an AmeriCorps project funded in part by the
      Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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