Lesson Plan

The First Letter is...

This fun flap book will help your students name the first letter and the beginning sound of zoo animals.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify the beginning letter sound of a zoo animal name.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(10 minutes)
  • Ask students to name animals they know live in the zoo.
  • Read a zoo-themed book.

Beginning

  • Preview a read-aloud about the zoo.
  • Provide visuals of different zoo animals and share their names in both English and student home language (L1) if possible.

Intermediate

  • Provide students visuals of different zoo animals and have them pair-share what they notice about the animals with a peer.