Lesson Plan

Z is for Zookeeper

Catch some Z's with this activity that helps your class familiarize themselves with the letter Z. Students will learn about zookeepers and draw a six-part person.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to identify the letter Z, attempt to write the letter Z, and name a word that begins with the letter Z.


(15 minutes)
Words That Start With Z
  • Ask the students if they know what a zookeeper does. Record responses on chart paper or a board.
  • Tell the students to listen for the jobs of a zookeeper as you read Z is for Zookeeper.
  • Refer back to the list made earlier.
  • Ask students if they were correct about their answers and ask if there is anything new to add to the list.
  • Record any new answers students give.
  • Explain that the job of the zookeeper is to take care of the animals. This includes feeding and cleaning the animals as well as keeping their living environment clean.
  • Explain that a zookeeper is different than a veterinarian, who is a doctor for animals.

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