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El Yunque

Hopping for Frogs

Grades K-1
Science, Language Arts, Art


Starting with the El Yunque National Forest quarter, the students will access the national forest’s website to learn about the Coqui singing tree frog.  The students will listen to audio clips and discuss possible reasons for the unusual sounds.  The class will read a text to learn about the frog’s life cycle and demonstrate knowledge of the frog’s life cycle through the “Hopping for Frogs” worksheet.


El Yunque National Forest Quarter Reverse

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Hopping for Frogs


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Hopping for Frogs

National Standards


National Science Teachers Association (

  • Life Cycles of Organisms: Plants and animals have life cycles that include being born, developing into adults, reproducing, and eventually dying. The details of this life cycle are different for different organisms.

Language Arts

National Council of Teachers of English ( and International Reading Association (

  • Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
  • Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

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