People Helping Animals
5th Grade Oral Language Resources
Students will:• Learn about the concept of people who help animals.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about how different people can help animals, both on a daily basis and in emergency situations.
• Explore and apply the concept of how veterinarians, rescue workers and others help animals.
Students will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of people who help animals.
• Orally use words that describe how people help animals and what they need in order to do so.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about what people who help animals are like.
• Use key concept words [maintenance, veterinarian, hurt, sympathize, healthy, neglected, recuperate, rescue, shelter].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that students are going to learn about people helping animals:
• How animals need our help, both on a daily basis and in emergency situations.
• How different people, with different jobs, can help animals.
• What everybody can do to help animals.
• What qualities a person who helps animals needs to have.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask students: Who is the person in this photo? (A veterinarian). How is this person helping this dog? (The veterinarian is checking to make sure that the dog is healthy).
• Ask students: What do you think this veterinarian is like? (She is sympathetic towards the dog).
• Say: There are many different people who help animals every day. Who else helps animals? (rescue workers, scientists, firefighters, and pet owners).
Guided Practice• Guide students through the next two slides, showing them that there are many different types of jobs that involve helping animals. Always have the students describe who the person helping the animals is, how they are helping animals, and what they must know and be like in order to do so.
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 students to talk about the qualities you need to have in order to help animals. After the second game, have them discuss the different tools or objects a person needs in order to properly help animals.
Close• Ask students: Would you like to have a job that involves helping animals some day? Explain why or why not this interests you, what qualities you have that would help you do so, and what you have learned that would allow you to help animals.
• Summarize for students that everyone needs help, including animals. That is why there are all sorts of people that help animals. Encourage them to think about which job they would like to have to help animals.