What are the characteristics of different animals? How do they move or behave?
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Lesson Seed 8- Day 14
Language – Opposites
Essential Question: How do animals move or behave? How are animals different and alike?
"Elephants" by Jack Prelutsky from The Carnival of the Animals
Text Complexity: In this playful verse from The Carnival of the Animals, the poet describes qualities of a tortoise, using verbs and adjectives that can
be better understood by comparison to their opposites. Quantitatively, Lexile levels of poetry cannot be measured. However, this collection of verses is marketed for
children Kindergarten through Grade 3. Teachers may choose to read two or three stanzas. (Only two are used for this lesson.) Qualitatively, this verse presents rich
language and witty descriptions that will engage students intellectually. Students will enjoy the humorous verse and clever illustrations. In terms of the reader and task,
they will discuss the figurative language and identify descriptive words for the elephant, as well as their opposites. They will draw and write an example of opposite
words, describing what an elephant is, and what an elephant is not.
*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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