Develop wide vocabulary through engaging activities that encourage participation. Many of the materials can be used by individual students or in group work. Activities can be simplified or made more challenging by changing the words used, by requiring students to justify their answers, or by using words that are made by more than 1 animal. Many options!
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This pack contains materials for developing vocabulary for animal sounds. These words can help with:
*Fiction writing – using synonyms for “said”
*Nonfiction writing – using specific, accurate vocabulary in writing
*Reading – developing reading vocabulary and understanding shades of meaning of words
*Speaking – using a wide and expressive vocabulary
*Illustrated word banks (only includes some words – perfect for ELLs, younger students, or students needing more support)
*Word cards with animal sound and animal name
*Suggestions for vocabulary games using cards
*Word sorting activity worksheet (write or cut & paste)
*2 Shades of meaning worksheets & word cards
*Fill in the blank (write or cut & paste)
*4 “Sketch a Scene” – students think of what animals belong in that scene, what sounds they would make and then write a short dialogue
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