Continue to read with your child at night. You should select texts about their reading level when you read aloud to build their vocabulary. Also have them read to you. These texts should be at their independent reading level. Encourage your child to use tone and voices to match the story. Practice with independent texts builds their fluency and accuracy as they read. Your child's teacher can give you advice on the levels of texts to select. Scholastic Book Wizard is also a tool that can help you find texts by level.
Drawing inferences or conclusions from text can be challenging for students. Play games at home where your child has to draw conclusions. There are online games such as Rags to Riches and games such as those found in Making Inferences that can be fun activities to support this skill.
If you have a number of English language learners speaking the same native language, invite family members to come into the classroom to talk with ELLs in their native language about the narratives and poems students are reading, and about the freaky frogs students are researching.
Have a storyteller, poet, and/or author of fictional narratives come in to speak to the students about their craft.
Have a wildlife expert come in to talk to the students about local amphibians, frogs, and their life cycles.
Have a professional writer visit the class to discuss the writing process. Ask the writer to share how he or she researches topics to write about.
Visit a local wildlife preserve to see tadpoles and frogs in the wild.
Visit a local zoo or nature center exhibit on amphibians and to observe the frogs students are learning about for additional research to inform writing.
Reach out to amphibian conservation organizations or poetry/narrative organizations to share student work for possible use in their publications.
Share Freaky Frog books and trading cards with the local zoo; perhaps the zoo can display them or use them for classes.