Animals We Know
Kindergarten Oral Language Resources
Children will:• Learn about the concept of pets.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about pets.
• Explore and apply the concept of animals we know.
Children will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of pets.
• Orally use words that describe animals we know.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about pets.
• Use key concept words [compare, action].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that children are going to learn about pets:
• What a pet is.
• Where pets live.
• How to compare animals.
• What some actions are that animals do.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask children: What do you see in this picture? (a child holding a rabbit)
• Ask children: If you have a pet, what kind of pet do you have? (answers will vary). If you don't have a pet, what kind of pet would you like to have? Why? (answers will vary).
• Say: Today we are going to learn about pets. Pets keep people company and also teach responsibilities. What kind of responsibilities must you have when owning a pet? (bathing the pet, feeding the pet, walking the pet, playing with the pet).
Guided Practice• Guide children through the next three slides, showing them that there are many different types of pets. Always have the children describe how to take care of that pet.
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 talk about what kinds of thing different animals do. After the second game, have them discuss positions of items they can see.
Close• Ask children: What have you learned today about pets? Explain.
• Say: There are many different types of pets. Think of a pet you would want if you could have any pet in the world.