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					Themes:            World of knowledge
Focus:             Reading
Topic:             Animal Countdown
Content Standard:  2.2 By the end of the 6-year primary schooling, pupils will be able to
                   demonstrate understanding of a variety of linear and non-linear texts in the
                   form of print and non-print materials using a range of strategies to construct
Learning Standard: 2.2.3 Able to read and demonstrate understanding of texts by: (a) sequencing;
                   (b) predicting with guidance.
Objectives:        To read about animals that can usually be found at the zoo.
Time:              40 minutes
Teaching Aids:     LCD, Laptop, Internet access, Animal Flashcards A – Z, Animal Countdown
By                 Mohd Helmy Mahat

 Activity                                                                                  Teaching &                      Notes
 1. Teacher asks pupils about their experience of going                                    Set induction.
 to the zoo. Possible questions: Which zoo did you go                                      Question and
 to?                                                                                       answer session.
 Who did you go with?                                                                      List some of the
 Which animals did you see?                                                                animals.
 Which was your favourite animal?
 2. Pupils work in groups of three of four. Teacher asks
 each group to write the letters A - Z vertically, each
 letter on a fresh line. Pupils are then given five minutes
 to try to brainstorm the name of at least one animal
 beginning with each letter of the alphabet. The group
 with the most animals wins.

 3. Animal Countdown: this can be done by projecting                                       Read and arrange                Animal Flashcards A - Z
 the game on the board and completing it as a whole
 class, or in a computer lab. Teacher puts the Animal                                                                      http://learnenglishkids.british
 Countdown game on the projector. Teacher clicks the                                                             
 button to "See the Animals" to read the names of the                                                                      english/animal-countdown
 animals first. Ask pupils to read and memorise the
 names a few times.
 Alternatively, the teacher can pre-teach the names of
 the animals from the game using the Animals
 Flashcards A - Z.
 Then play the game. The group with the best time
 (shortest time to arrange the animals) will be
 considered the winner.

 Assessment:                                                                               Spelling game
 A representative of each group to come to the board to
 spell the names of the animals in the zoo given by the
 teachers. The group with most correct answers will be
 the winner.

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Remedial:                                                                          Animal Flashcards A - Z
Pupils can identify which animal words match the
pictures using the Animal Flashcards A - Z.

Enrichment:                                                      Further reading
Pupils select a book from the library based on animals.
They must then present their book to the others in the
class, telling why they would or wouldn't recommend
the book. Alternatively, this can be done as a short
book review.

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