Title: 5-1 Dragons and Giants by: Arnold Lobel
Summary: A classic fictional tale of friendship and courage in the “Frog and Toad” series. The two are reading a book about brave knight and want to test their courage. Frog and Toad set out to prove their valor as they hike a mountain, face a hawk and snake, and encounter an avalanche. Students explore what the true meaning of bravery is.
Spelling Words: Words with the /aw/ sound spelled aw and au.
Words: hawk, sauce, thaw, draw, launch, crawl, yawn, author, cause, vault.
Challenge Words: lawyer, daunting.
Trembling (v): shaking. Avalanche (n): stones or snow rolling down a mountain. Leaping (v): jumping. Puffing (v): breathing in short breaths. Afraid (adj): feeling fear. Brave (adj): not afraid.
Grammar Concept: I can use proper capitalization and punctuation in a letter or note. The first word in a greeting and the name should be capitalized and then followed by a comma. In the closing, the first word in the closing should be capitalized, followed by a comma after the word or phrase, then the writer’s name should be capitalized. Dear Rosa, TEXT OF LETTER Yours truly, Bob