Standards and Objective
Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
Pre-K and Kindergarten students will understand ocean life, zoo life and wildlife features by exploring audio books about these subjects and completing various group and individual activities about them.
- Chart paper
- Construction paper
- Magnet or Velcro board
- Ocean Hide and Seek by Jennifer Evans Kramer
- If a Dolphin Were a Fish by Loran Wlordarski
- Shark Baby by Ann Downer
- A Day in the Deep by Kevin Kurtz
- Ocean Seasons by Ron Hirschi
- Animal Helpers: Zoos by Jennifer Keats Curtis
- ‘Twas The Day Before Zoo Day by Catherine Ipcizade
- What’s New at the Zoo? An Animal Adding Adventure by Suzanne Slade
- Who Lives in the Zoo? by Michele Valeri (song)
- A Butterfly Called Hope by Mary Alice Monroe
- The Turtle and the Butterfly (song)
- Ferdinand Fox’s First Summer by Mary Holland
- In My Backyard by Valerie Giogas
- Animal Helpers: Wildlife Rehabilitators by Jennifer Keats Curtis
- On the Move: Mass Migration by Scotti Cohn
- Little Red Bat by Carole Gerber
Students will explore audio books to understand ocean life, zoo life and wildlife. They will complete various group and individual activities about animals and animal life.
Find the lesson plans here:
From bugs to Benjamin Franklin to the berries we eat, non-fiction texts allow children to explore the world around them. Non-fiction texts explain why, how and where things happen so we can get a better understanding of life. Students are required to write non-fiction pieces such as biographies, explanatory, procedural and other writing styles often, so the more they listen to and read non-fiction, the more comfortable they will be writing it. You will find units here that are intended to be used with students learning about topics such as Animals, Presidents and Earth. Feel free to use these lessons exactly how they are written, or take ideas from them and make them your own!