Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Non-Fiction Life Cycle Books

Frog Book

I have got non-fiction on the brain this summer! When I saw these two life cycle toys or models at Michaels I had to buy them and turn them into books!  

I made a book about Turtles and a book about Frogs.  I used the Life Cycle "models'" as tactile pictures and glued them onto the page.  I then added words in braille to match the tactile pictures.   Liam, my son who is deafblind, has felt turtles before, but not a frog.  I want to make sure to find him some frogs to touch to go with his new book about frogs!  This was one of my easiest book projects yet;  I was very excited to find these models and at such reasonable prices!   I usually like to use "real-life" objects as often as possible, but these still had some good details to them where it was the next best thing (in my opinion).  I did, however, add sand on one of the turtle pages!

items for frog book
frogs lay eggs in waterbaby frog named tadpole
Tadpole without gillstadpole with legs
adult frog items for book
adult turtleThe turtle lays eggs in the sand
baby turtles hatchyoung turtle swims



life cycle books collage



Common Core and Braille Standards

Information Text: 

RI.K.2 With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
RI.K.7  With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).
RI.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RI.1.2  Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.


Thank you so much for posting

Posted by Liz

Posted on June 10, 2015
Updated on: February 21, 2018

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Liz commented on June 11, 2015

Thank you so much for posting this! We're finishing a unit on frogs so I ran right out and got these. They're perfect!