What are the characteristics of different animals? How do they move or behave?
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Lesson Seed 11- Day 18
Language – Plural Nouns
Essential Question: How do animals move or behave? How are animals different and alike?
"Kangaroos" by Jack Prelutsky from The Carnival of the Animals
Text Complexity: In this playful verse from The Carnival of the Animals, the poet describes the most distinctive quality of kangaroos – they hop.
Quantitatively, the Lexile levels of poetry cannot be measured. However, this collection of verses is marketed for children Kindergarten through Grade
3. Qualitatively, this humorous verse presents catchy language and clever illustrations that will engage students intellectually. In terms of the reader and task,
students will participate in a mini-lesson about singular and plural nouns with partners. They will use picture cards to generate singular and plural words for six
animals. Then, they will sort the plural words by their ending sounds. For the poetry lesson, students will listen to and discuss the verse, Kangaroos, and then
act out how kangaroos behave while listening to the corresponding piece of music by Camille Saint-Saens.
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