My Family and Me

Kindergarten Oral Language Resources

Content Objectives

Children will:

• Learn about the concept of families.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about families.
• Explore and apply the concept of families.


Language Objectives

Children will:

• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of families.
• Orally use words that describe families.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about families.
• Use key concept words [animals, together, big, small].


Other

Explain

• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that children are going to learn about families:
• How animals have a family.
• How animal families are the same.
• How animal families are different.

Model

• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask children: What do you see in this picture? (A baby).
• Ask children: What do you think you were like when you were a baby? (Answers will vary).
• Say: In this activity, we're going to learn about families. Families support us and are there for us in times of need. Who are the people in your family? (answers will vary).

Guided Practice

• Guide children through the next three slides, showing them that all animals were born babies. Show them also that all animals have families just like the child. Always have children describe how their family is the same or different from what they see in the slides.

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 it would be like to be born in a litter. After the second game, have them discuss different sizes of objects in the classroom.

Close

• Ask children: How do you think animals are different than people? How are their families different or the same? Explain.
• Say: All of us have families. Sometimes families are large, sometimes they are small. Let's think about what makes families the same and different.