If your child loves toads (and what child doesn’t?), she will love today’s writing prompt.

In the Meadow – Lesson 8

 I can write about a toad.

Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.2)

Materials: journal, pencil, crayons

Procedures: Research toads online or through nonfiction books with your child. Ask your child to write facts about toads in her journal. Encourage her to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and to use letter-sounds that she hears in words. Write the real words under her sentence. Then she will illustrate her story.

Conclusion: Have your child read her story to you again. Talk about her adorable illustrations and how you liked learning about toads together. Then go outside and look for toads!