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Also available in SPANISH here
Use this fun Zoo Animals A-Z Chant to learn letter sounds! I have included American Sign Language alphabet for additional kinesthetic support.
The alphabet and the letter sounds form the foundation for literacy. For dual language learners, it is important to consider the following: What is the native language and how much overlap exists between the languages? Is the native language alphabetic or logographic? How similar are the orthographies? What is the overlap in that sound-symbol correlation? These factors make a difference in the degree of transferability between L1 and L2.
Due to recent research, we now understand that cross-linguistic transfer occurs within languages and across languages. If the students are exposed to and have foundational Phonological Awareness skills in their native language, we know that they will transfer these skills to English. How cool is that? All we have to do is help them bridge between the two languages. We also know that we have 44 phonemes in English and only 22 phonemes in Spanish. I suggest working on those 22 additional English phonemes that don’t exist in the Spanish language.
This resource is simply the beginning stage of the process. I have developed an English and a Spanish version of the Zoo Alphabet Chant. This product addresses the letters of the alphabet and their sounds with a pictured visual cue (Shutterstock image of animals) and the initial letter of each in American Sign Language for a complete multi-sensory experience.
Your students are sure to enjoy the Zoo Animals A-Z Chant. It is a fun and interactive way to focus on letters and sounds!
A is for Alligator with his toothy grin /a/ /a/ /a/
B is for Bison with fur instead of skin /b/ /b/ /b/
C is for Camel with two humps on his back /c/ /c/ /c/
D is for Duck that says, “Quack, Quack, Quack” /d/ /d/ /d/
E is for Elephant the biggest one of all /e/ /e/ /e/
F is for Fox who is smart, and fast, and small /f/ /f/ /f/
G is for Goat with a beard upon his chin /g/ /g/ /g/
H is for Hippo in the mud he slides right in /h/ /h/ /h/
I is for Iguana who basks out in the sun /i/ /i/ /i/
J is for Jaguar who is fast and on the run /j/ /j/ /j/
K is for Kangaroo who likes to hop around /k/ /k/ /k/
L is for Lion who makes a ferocious sound /l/ /l/ /l/
M is for Monkey dangling from a tree /m/ /m/ /m/
N is for Newt with orange skin you see /n/ /n/ /n/
O is for Ostrich a bird that runs quite fast /o/ /o/ /o/
P is for Penguin I see waddling right past /p/ /p/ /p/
Q is for Quetzal with many colors on his tail /q//q/ /q/
R is for Rhinoceros dangerous without fail /r/ /r/ /r/
S is for Seal with his skin shiny and sleek /s/ /s/ /s/
T is for Turtle from his hard shell he can peek /t/ /t/ /t/
U is for Unicorn a mythical horse that’s here to stay /u/ /u/ /u/
V is for Vulture who eats anything, a bird of prey /v/ /v/ /v/
W is for Wolf who howls at the moon at night /w/ /w/ /w/
X is for X-ray fish transparent and a beautiful sight /x/ /x/ /x/
Y is for Yak who looks just like a bull /y/ /y/ /y/
Z is for Zebra with stripes he is full /z/ /z/ /z/
Animals and letters from A to Z
Are fun to learn for you and me.