1st Grade Oral Language Resources
Children will:• Learn about the concept of birds.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about what birds look like.
• Explore and apply concepts of what birds look like to how birds are different from other animals.
Children will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of what birds are.
• Orally use words that name and describe features that birds have.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about how different kinds of birds look the same and how they look different.
• Use key concept words [bird, feathers, beak, wings, group, behavior].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that children are going to learn about:
• What a bird is.
• What a group is.
• How birds look the same and different.
• Some behaviors that birds have.
Model• After the host introduces the slide show, point to the birds on screen. Ask children: What do you see in this picture? (a bird sitting on a tree). How do you know this animal is a bird? (it has wings, a beak, feathers, etc.)
• Ask children: How do birds look different from other animals? (They have wings, feathers, and two legs. Some birds can fly.)
• Proceed to the next slide. Say: These two different kinds of birds may look different, but they both belong to the same group of animals. How are the places that these birds live different? (A pond is full of water and in nature. A farm is taken care of by people)
Guided Practice• Guide children through the next two slides, showing them the different kinds of birds and their behaviors. Always have children describe how the birds are similar and how they are different.
Apply• Play the games that follow. Have them discuss with their partner the different topics that appear during the Talk About It feature.
• After the first game, ask children to discuss how they have seen birds behave in nature. After the second game, have children try to name the bird in each picture and help them learn more about the birds they are interested in.