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Lesson Plan: Hibernation (Writing, Grade K)

frog hibernation lesson

Subject:  Writing

Grade: K

Lesson Objective: To write an informational piece about how frogs hibernate

Common Core Standard:  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.K.2- Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.




  • What do you think is the most interesting thing you have learned about how frogs hibernate?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • It is really interesting to learn about different animals and how they behave.  Learning about how frogs hibernate is something that not many people know about.
  • Raise your hand if you think that other people might be interested in learning about how frogs hibernate.  Do you know someone who might want to learn about it?
  • Sharing interesting information with other people is something that we all do sometimes. When you are telling someone about something new that you have learned, you should always start by telling the person what you are talking about.  For example, “I just learned about how frogs hibernate.”
  • You can then tell the person you are speaking to about what you learned.  When you are learning about something new, you want to know details and as much information as possible.  So, you should always make sure to talk about as many details as you can.
  • You can tell someone about something that you have learned by speaking or by writing.  When you write, you should always start with the topic and then include a few details.
  • Today, you are going to be writing about how frogs hibernate.  You are going to think about what you learned about how frogs hibernate and then you will write a few words describing what they do.
  • What do you think you might write?  (Allow the students to answer.)
  • You could write about how some frogs hibernate underground and some hibernate in logs or under leaves.  You should also draw a picture showing what you are writing about.
  • For example, A frog hibernates underground.  I would then draw a picture of a frog hibernating underground.
  • Does anyone have any questions?



  • Who would like to share what you wrote?  (Allow the students to share.)

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Written by Kimberly Greacen, Education World® Contributing Writer

Kimberly is an educator with extensive experience in curriculum writing and developing instructional materials to align with Common Core State Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy.

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