3rd Grade Oral Language Resources
Children will:• Learn about pets.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about different types of animals and how to care for pets.
• Explore and apply the concept of choosing appropriate pets and caring for them.
Children will:• Be able to define what a pet is.
• Orally use words that name types of animals.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about caring for pets.
• Use key concept words [pets, trick].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that children are going to learn about pets:
• What makes an animal a pet.
• How to care for a pet.
• The difference between pets and wild animals.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask children: Where do pets live? (in homes with people).
• Ask students: What are some animals that make good pets? (dogs, cats, parrots, etc.)
• Say: Some items that you need to take care of a pet are a collar, bowl, and cage. What are some fun things you can do with a pet? (go for walks, play fetch, pet them, etc.)
Guided Practice• Guide children through the next three slides showing them pictures of various animals. Always have the students identify the animal about and explain why or why not it would make a good 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 if they or any of their family or friends have pets. After the second game, encourage them to share stories they have about experiences playing with pets.
Close• Ask children: What would happen if you tried to keep a wild animal as a pet?
• Say: Having a pet is a big responsibility because you have to take care of it but having a pet is also fun. Write a short story or draw a picture that shows what it would be like to have an unusual pet.