Set Up for Success!
Program features embedded within Teacher Guides offer prompts, strategies, and visual support to optimize instruction and ensure successful program implementation.
Differentiate Instruction
One of the many benefits of small-group instruction is the ability to differentiate teaching to meet individual learning needs. Frog Street Pre-K offers intentional and specific ideas at point of use in Teacher Guides that suggest a way to offer more support and a greater challenge during small-group instruction.
See Meeting the Needs of All Learners

Support

Have children focus on one attribute of the doorway at a time. Ask: Which AngLeg shows how wide the doorway will need to be? How tall? Then put the AngLegs together to build the door.

Challenge

Ask children to explain their problem-solving process. Ask: How did you find out how tall the AngLeg needed to be? How did you compare?
Conscious Discipline
throughout the Day
In addition to beginning and ending each day with Conscious Discipline routines during Greeting Circle and Closing Circle, Teacher Guides offer point-of-use tips to apply Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline strategies throughout the day.

Professional Development

Professional Development tips are included at point of use in Teacher Guides. “Did You Know?” prompts help teachers gain a greater understanding of the purpose of program structures and content. “Brain Booster” tips, provided by Dr. Kenneth Wesson, prompt application of specific strategies to boost brain function and optimize learning.
Guiding children’s learning and practice in small-group instruction is crucial for helping them develop deeper meanings of words and their relationships extending from the whole-group setting.
Brain Booster
Art activities link the visual areas and the language areas of the brain together so a child can “see” what he or she is learning. Before, during and after reading, invite children to draw images of story characters, events, and actions. This activity will enhance memory as well as comprehension.
Language Support
Frog Street Pre-K features nine powerful strategies at point of use throughout Teacher Guides to support language acquisition. Dual Language Learners (DLLs), English Language Learners (ELLs), and children with special needs can all benefit from these powerful strategies.
9 strategies
  • 1. TPR (Total Physical Response)
  • 2. Think Aloud
  • 3. Comprehension Check
  • 4. Visual Cues
  • 5. Anchor Text
  • 6. Think - Pair - Share
  • 7. Scaffolding
  • 8. Dialogic Reading
  • 9. Translanguaging
Assessment Prompts
The AIM Observational Assessment measures 60 Learning Progressions, which are competencies indicative of kindergarten readiness. All 60 Learning Progressions are integrated and referenced throughout the Teacher Guides to serve as prompts for assessment opportunities. The icons represent a suggested method of documentation.
Example:
LL.B.9. Language and Literacy Domain: Letter Sounds
Document using a checklist.
Higher-Order Thinking Skills
Read-Aloud lessons in Frog Street Pre-K offer questions that access higher-order thinking skills following the levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Remembering

Ask: Are dogs alive? Are cats alive? Is a nest alive?

Understanding

Ask: What things do you do that show you are alive?

Analyzing

Say: Name something in the book that is alive. How do you know?
Cultural Responsiveness

Frog Street Pre-K offers a “windows and mirrors” approach allowing children to both see themselves and have exposure to experiences outside their current world view.

Teacher Guides include “Cultural Responsiveness” strategies (in blue boxes) at point of use to offer prompts for developing a habit of mind that is inclusive and culturally responsive.

Special Needs Adaptations
Frog Street Pre-K includes Special Needs Adaptations (purple boxes) within lessons at point of use. Adaptations may be necessary to make a lesson more meaningful for one or more children. All children can learn and be invited to particpate in everyday routines and activities.
Easy-to-Follow Instructions
Teacher Guide instructions offer visual support including charts, graphic organizers, photos of supplies, and photos of children in action so teachers know exactly how to prepare for and implement activities at a glance.