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Re: Animal Names
Thu Jun 4, 2015 13:27

I agree with everyone, this is a great way to practice initial consonants, build sight words, and expand on the knowledge that print carries meaning. Think about a student who first learns the word "dog". Now imagine that student has a oet dog at home. Practicing with that word and a picture of a dog in class and then the student going home to see their pet will help the student realize that, "dog" means "my pet just like in the picture".
Plus, what young student doesn't like animals; with so many animals in the world, we can teach an endless number and types of lessons if this is something that peaks the student's interest and is helpful in building their literacy skills.

  • Animal Names - McKenzi Davis, Tue Jun 2 19:09
    I really liked the animal names video and the way that this teacher is teaching language and vocabulary to young students in a fun and engaging way. I think that this method of matching pictures of... more
    • Re: McKenzi - Alexandria Spurrier, Sat Jun 6 14:44
      I liked this video too! The kids seemed very involved and wanted to interact with this activity. I think it is a great way to practice what the animals names are and what they look like. I didn't... more
    • Reading - Sonya Summey, Sat Jun 6 12:34
      Reading is fun! It literally opens up worlds and adventures that you would never have imagined or experienced otherwise. I think that it starts with getting children engaged in reading. Playing games ... more
    • Reply - K. Madison Broome, Fri Jun 5 22:17
      Anytime you use something that is familiar and interesting to a student, the more likely they will be willing to use it and engage in the activity. For example, animal names or family names can be a... more
    • Reply to: Animal Names - Angie Helton, Thu Jun 4 23:00
      What a great way to engage the children. I can see how this would be a fun learning activity for the child. Most children love animals and would love to do this. By matching the animal name card up... more
    • Reply: McKenzi - Erica Phelps, Thu Jun 4 19:28
      McKenzi, I also enjoyed this video. I like the idea of using matching games to increase emergent literacy. Almost every student in the video seemed to be participating in the activity. If I were to... more
    • Pictures to Vocab - Amanda Wallace, Thu Jun 4 14:46
      I have practiced this same activity in the classrooms I have been in. Matching pictures and vocabulary is a great way to get all students even those with ASD to really understand the words, and is a... more
    • Re: Animal Names - hinesjd, Thu Jun 4 13:27
    • RE: Animal Names - hildebranak, Thu Jun 4 10:43
      I enjoyed this video also. Thank you for sharing your experience of using this kind of teaching for students. I wondered if there was some way other than just using their "sight" of the word to... more
    • Re: McKenzi Davis - hillaryyarbrough, Wed Jun 3 06:41
      That is a very good strategy to get the kids to recognize animal names along with their pictures. This teaches the students concept of print and that animal names have meaning. The only downfall to... more
      • Animal idea - luckadooso, Wed Jun 3 16:33
        I was also thinking along the lines of memorization and the concern that would bring up. I think it might be helpful to do a sort of matching game where you have pictures of several animals and then... more
      • Re: Hillaryyabrough - McKenzi Davis, Wed Jun 3 10:39
        Well I think that this activity can be used to maximise vocabulary, but my main intent was to use this activity to help with initial consonant awareness. There is always a chance that the students... more
      • reply to hillary - Stacy Huffman, Wed Jun 3 09:44
        Hillary you present a very good point and one that I am currently investigating further with a student. I have a student who loves animals. We have given her pictures of a variety of animals to match ... more
    • Re: Animal Names - lavertyse, Tue Jun 2 20:59
      I agree that this activity can be really helpful with students who are learning beginning consonant awareness. In the video, I do not think that the student's correctly matched all the pictures (from ... more
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