Kindergarten Oral Language Resources
Children will:• Learn about the concept of animal homes.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about places animals live.
• Explore and apply the concept of habitats.
Children will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of animal homes.
• Orally use words that describe places animals live. • Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about habitats.
• Use key concept words [habitat, repsonsibility].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that children are going to learn about places animals live:
• Different places animals live.
• Responsibilities of having a pet.
• Positioning words.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask children: What do you see in this picture? (a dog house)
• Ask children: What other types of homes have you seen for animals? (Answers will vary)
• Say: Pets have different homes than animals that live in the wild. Today we are going to learn more about the homes of wild animals. Think of an animal that isn't a pet. Where does it live? (answers will vary).
Guided Practice• Guide children through the next four slides, showing them that animals live different places. Always have the children describe whether they would like to live in that place.
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 the responsibilities of have a pet. Different experiences they might have had. After the second game, have them discuss where different objects are placed in the room, at home, or on the playground.
Close• Ask children: What do animals need from a home? Explain.
• Say: Remember that some animals live in the wild. Think about other places animals might live besides a desert, river, or city.