Read-Aloud Lesson Plan
Title: City Animals
Author: Claire Llewellyn
Suggested Grade Level: Kindergarten
Submitted by: Fahneisa Outen
School: Carver Elementary School
This easy-to-read nonfiction book provides a context for
teaching compare and contrast.
Prepare Prompt student discussion with questions such as the
What is a habitat?
What are some animal habitats that you are familiar
What do you know about animals that live in the city?
I am going to read a book entitled City Animals. This is an
informational book about different animals and their habitats.
As I read, I will pause after each page to compare and
contrast the city animals.
Guide Each page provides panels that provide an opportunity for
further activities, ideas, or discussions. Here are a few
examples of discussion questions:
What animal is being described?
What is the animal’s habitat?
Are there any similarities between this animal and the
other animals we’ve read about?
After Reading: Extend
What did you notice about many of these animals? Choose
two of your favorite animals from those that were described in
this book. Create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast
these animals. Then we will share our findings.
There are a few words that I think you need to know. The first
word is cemetery. A cemetery is a place for burying the
dead. Another name for a cemetery is graveyard.
Some words are spelled the same but are used in different
ways. One example is the word perch. A perch can be a bar,
a branch or anything else that a bird can rest on. A perch is
also a small fish that is found in fresh water in North America
and most parts of Europe.