Pre-Primary aged students are fascinated by animals, making the book in this lesson a huge hit with young language learners. They will love the repetitive storyline, the flaps which open to reveal the different animals and the different gestures and animal noises they can make as they read. The story becomes a jump off point for learning not just the names of different animals but also for developing their ability to sort and classify pets and wild animals. These are foundational skills that are vital for math learning.
In this lesson, the children will participate in a series of activities that will allow them to discover the names of different animals through fine-motor games and puzzles. They will also draw on background knowledge to decide which animals make good pets and which are better off in the wild.