4th Grade Oral Language Resources
Students will:• Learn about wild visitors.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about the significance of wild visitors.
• Explore and apply the concept of wild visitors.
Students will:• Demonstrate an understanding of wild visitors.
• Orally use words that describe wild visitors.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about wild visitors.
• Use key concept words [wild animals, falcon, danger; community].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that students are going to learn about wild animals:
• What are wild animals.
• What is a community.
• What is danger.
• Why are wild animals dangerous.
• What to do if you come in contact with a wild animal.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask students: What do you see in this photo? (a raccoon in a tree hole). Does the raccoon look friendly? (answers will vary).
• Ask students: Why is it a bad idea to go near this raccoon? (the raccoon can harm you, the raccoon may have a disease, etc.)
• Say: This is a raccoon. It is a wild animal. Many wild animals can look friendly but they are not. Many wild animals don't look wild, but they are. Thus, you have to be careful when going near wild animals. What do you think will happen if you try to keep a wild animal as a pet? (you would have trouble taking care of it, it would by unhappy, etc.)
Guided Practice• Guide students through the next three slides, showing them the wild animals. Always have the students discuss why they are wild animals.
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 discuss why wild animals don't live in houses. After the second game, have them talk about which of those stories they've read.