We practiced retelling each other the important parts of the story first. Which is really hard not to retell everything, because hey, the whole book is important to them! Once we got that down, we do a quick sketch of the three important parts. Then we wrote about each part retelling about the wide-mouthed frog. Take a look at how they did. :)
He has a big mouth. He (alligator) eats frogs. He (frog) jumps in the water.
He has a big mouth. He eats frogs. He jumps.
I also want to mention that Kaleigh over at Kaleigh's Klassroom was so kind as to award me the Liebster Award!! She is too nice! Go on over to her blog and check out her great ideas. She is new to the blogging world and could use some new followers. :)