Target receptive and expressive language skills with real facts and details about a variety of zoo animals!
Listening for Details: Read short passages about a variety of zoo animals. Each passage is followed up with 3 questions about specific facts & details. These facts will come in handy for additional activities such as comparing/contrasting and describing!
Compare and Contrast: Using visual supports, students can choose 2 zoo animals to compare and contrast.
Descriptions: Students can use visual supports/graphic organizer to describe an animal of their choice by 4 details (category, function, and attributes). Allow students to use short passages from pages 3-11 to find more fun facts about their animal of choice!
Animal Match-Up: Read the facts and details to describe a given zoo animal. Students must use their listening skills and pictures of animals to decide which animal is being described.
Category Sort: Use pictures from pg 28 and sort into a variety of categories (mammals, carnivores, furry, etc.). Includes 2 blank category pages for you to create-your-own category if needed.
Concepts: Students can cut and color pictures of animals. They must listen to the teacher for prepositions (next to, under, etc.) to paste pictures in the correct space on the zoo scene.
Prepositions: Create a mini, take-along book including 22 picture scenes to target “where” questions using prepositional phrases
Coloring Page: Use as reinforcement throughout activities.