What are the characteristics of different animals? How do they move or behave?
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How do different animals move or behave? How are animals alike and different?
This lesson uses the text, We're Going on a Lion Hunt by David Axtell, a story reminiscent of the familiar We're Going on a A Bear Hunt – except
that this "hunt" takes place in Africa. Like all repetitive, cumulative texts, the intent is to engage students, build their oral language, and in this case, to invite
them to experience prepositions in a fun and creative way through physical movement. Students will additionally use prepositions in speaking and writing.
Differentiate the lesson for English Language Learners.
Extension or enrichment strategies to differentiate the lesson for advanced/gifted and talented students,
Students can use prepositions in written expression to describe their own "hunt" and how they may react to obstacles they encounter.**
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texts, novels, video and/or other media for this unit. See "Sources for Accessible Media" for suggestions.
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Pre-assessment: Determine level of understanding of common prepositions by presenting students with an obstacle and eliciting ideas on what they may do in that
situation. Gather evidence about students' use of prepositions from their speech and conversations.
Formative Assessment: Have students share their drawings and writing to demonstrate their adventures. Listen specifically for their use of prepositions.
As students incorporate prepositions in their speaking and writing, add them to the word wall.
Speaking & Listening