This thematic vocabulary reference can be used with any grade level and will be an essential tool for any of your conversations about pets, favorite animals, regional animals or environmental conservation. These pages provide you with the ultimate word bank that your students will reference over and over throughout the year and are formatted by categories for quick referencing and seatwork handouts.
What is included:
• Instructions for teacher and student
• Mini-lesson on noun gender
• Mini-lesson on definite and indefinite articles
• 12 bilingual animal world categories
• Over 125 bilingual animal species vocabulary
• One fill-in worksheet categorized by animal world
• Five bilingual conversation questions and open-ended responses (formatted for document camera and smartboard)
• One colorized photo collage
The glossary is formatted with 12 categories of animals and are each indicated with the use of an indefinite article. The fill-in worksheet includes both definite and indefinite article writing practice and the beautiful collage of animals is also formatted for your document camera or smartboard. This will provide you with a dynamic, multi-use tool for practice or end of the year reviews for any language level. The worksheets can be modified for teacher-guided, individual, group or whole class activities.
Suggestions for use:
√ Print a copy and distribute to each student for their interactive notebook (learning folders).
√ Use as a foundation tool (word bank) for all of your written and verbal animal
or animal ecology unit activities.
√ Use as supplemental vocabulary for self-pacing and skill acceleration.
√ Use as a supplemental reference for an interactive dialogue.
√ Use as an introduction of a thematic unit or as a supplement to the textbook curriculum.
√ Use as a combination of teacher and student-selected vocabulary.
√ Use images as a prompt, create written or verbal statements about pets, animal characteristics and habitat.
√ Use a highlighter marker to mark teacher designated vocabulary for the unit.
As always, Maestra Mapache has first created these activities and used in her own classroom. Secondly these activities are designed to be adaptable to any of your lesson units.
This animal topic vocabulary may be purchased and used individually as a supplemental reference for your current program. Maestra Mapache Creations has coordinated these collections of vocabulary, dialogues, worksheets and images to be your versatile tool for both verbal and written activities. Enhance your current curriculum units and put valuable time back in your hands.
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Please see my other related resources below:
Pet & Farm Mini-Dialogues
Animal Questions & Responses
Animal Habitat Worksheets
Animal Characteristics Worksheets and Conversation