What are the characteristics of different animals? How do they move or behave?
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What are the distinguishing characteristics of different animals?
The composer, Camille Saint-Saens, wrote two pieces of music about donkeys (or mules) for his musical score, The Carnival of the Animals. When Jack Prelutsky
wrote his collection of humorous verses to correspond to Saint-Saens' music, he wrote two separate poems: "The Donkeys of the Wild" and "Personages with Long Ears.
" For purposes of this unit, the first poem, "The Donkeys of the Wild," has been omitted, while the second poem, "Personages with Long Ears," has been developed
into a lesson.
This one-day lesson concludes the focus on the selected animal (donkeys), targeting Foundational Skills (rhyming words) and Language Skills (spelling and writing
words). In this word-family lesson, students will use their knowledge of sound-letter relationships to spell simple words phonetically (RL.K.c-d)
for a common long vowel spelling (-ay). (RF.K.3.b)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Consider the need for Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) and/or for captioned/described video when selecting texts,
novels, video and/or other media for this unit. See "Sources for Accessible Media" for suggestions. See Maryland Learning Links: http://marylandlearninglinks.org.
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local school system.
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