6th Grade Oral Language Resources
Students will:• Learn about the concept of protecting wildlife.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about wildlife and how people affect it.
• Explore and apply the concept of ways in which people can either help or hurt wildlife.
Students will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of wildlife protection.
• Orally use words that describe the types of things that hurt wildlife and the types of things that help protect it.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about types of wildlife and organizations that protect wildlife.
• Use key concept words [wildlife, wilderness, species, extinct, endangered, population, pollution, refuge, national park, park ranger, veterinarian, activist, hunter, fisherman].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that students are going to learn about protecting wildlife:
• What types of animals and plants are considered wildlife.
• What kinds of dangers wildlife faces.
• The different ways people can help or hurt wildlfe.
• How people affect wildlife.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask students: What is wildlife? (animals and plants that live in natural areas).
• Ask students: What are some threats to wildlife? (hunting, deforestation, pollution).
• Say: Wildlife is important to our environment. How can we protect wildlife? (with national parks, endangered species laws, and anti• pollutions laws).
Guided Practice• Guide students through the next five slides showing them different activities someone could do in nature. Always have the student explain the ways in which the activity would affect wildlife.
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 what personal interest they have in wildlife. After the second game, encourage them to share stories of experiences they have had with wildlife or working with a wildlife protection effort.
Close• Ask students: What would the world be like without wildlife?
• Summarize for students that it is our job to help protect wildlife. Encourage them to think about ways they could help protect wildlife.