Tradebook Analysis

Tradebook Analysis - Meghan Lee ECE 3330 Fall 2007...

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Meghan Lee ECE 3330 Fall 2007 Tradebook Analysis Topic: Frogs Grade Level: 4th GPS: ELA4R1 The student demonstrates comprehension and shows evidence of a w arranted and responsible explanation of a variety of literary and informational t exts. b. Identifies and analyzes the elements of plot, character, and setting in stories read, written, viewed, or performed. i. Identifies rhyme and rhythm, repetition, similes, and sensory images in poems. For informational texts, the student reads and comprehends in order to develop understanding and expertise and produces evidence of reading that: a. Locates facts that answer the reader’s questions. FICTION A. Bibliographic Reference: Napoli, D. J. (1992). The prince of the pond: Otherwise known as De Fawg Pin . New York: Dutton Children’s Books. B. Description: This is a reinvented fairy tale where the Prince is turned into a frog by an evil hag and subsequently, must make do with his new identity. He meets a kind female frog who teaches him all there is to know about being a frog. The Frog Prince has the most trouble with learning to pronounce his words with such a new lolling frog tongue. This makes for giggle-inducing dialogue. Students won’t even realize they’re learning about vocal sacs, frog mating, anatomy, or pond life. C. Literary Element: Point of View would be an easy literary element to teach students in reading this story. The narrator is the female frog that helps De Fawg Pin (The Frog Prince) learn how to behave like a frog and eventually has a family of froglets with him. Students could discuss how her narration skews the story and in what ways it would
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Meghan Lee ECE 3330 Fall 2007 be different if De Fawg Pin, the hag, or the princess were narrating. D. Vocabulary Words: Boorish Gluttonous Baffled Burbled Arduous Tantalizing Infernal Discordant Students would make a word map for each vocabulary word by using a dictionary for the specific definition and their prior knowledge to help the definition make sense. E. Comprehension Skill I would use sequencing as my chosen comprehension skill to focus on with students. This book lends itself to putting together events in the correct order. The prince must be turned into a frog before he can have froglets with the female frog. He has to save the female frog from the snake before he is the talk of the pond, etc. F. Critical Thinking Questions
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ECE 3330 taught by Professor Wood during the Fall '07 term at Kennesaw.

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