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Traveling Cat Flown Home to Family
Students locate Wisconsin and Belgium on a world map, then read a news article about a cat that stowed away on ship from the U.S. to Europe. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with map and vocabulary activities, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Real Cats Wear Pink
Does your cat sneak up on you in the middle of the night? Maybe it would help if he glowed in the dark like Mr. Green Genes, the first fluorescent cat in America. In a fun and engaging lesson about genetic engineering, high school scientists perform a lab in which they genetically modify bacteria to turn it pink, read about Mr. Green Genes, and analyze an engineering comic strip. You don't need nine lives to master the easy-to-follow procedure here.
Learners study what a niche is and its role in a community. In this cats lesson students research the Internet for information on big cat species.
Students investigate cats and cat care. In this animal science lesson, students read the book Cat, and use cut out shapes to make cat ears. Additionally, students mimic cat behavior by using their bodies. Students also participate in finger play and painting activities that center around cats.
In this geography worksheet, students identify the feral cats of Australia. They read an excerpt and respond to the three questions that follow. Students also imagine that they are a part of scientific team that has been set up to deal with Australia's huge feral cat problem. They develop a five-point plan to keep them safe.
First graders read the story Hairy MacLary, Scatter Cat by Lynley Dodd, to provide a context in which to use the language of movement and position and to provide opportunities to move themselves as they act out parts of the story.
Cat Study Article
Students write a letter to the editor of USA Today. In this letter writing lesson plan, students read a newspaper article about cats and consider a dog or cat's view on current events. Students reflect this perspective in their letters.
Form an Opinion-Cats
Learners discuss which animal makes a better pet. In this statistics activity, students examine the factors that cause people to choose one animal over the other (cat or dog). Learners discuss their own opinions, and then view a video about why both animals are the top pet choices. Then students work in small groups to examine the characteristics of both animals, and then once again discuss their personal opinions as to which pet is better.
Calico Watercolor Cats
A fun art project, this lesson plan incorporates math and listening skills as young artists play with a new painting technique. First the teacher models how to draw a cat using shapes, an oval for the body, triangles for the ears and so on, as pupils follow along identifying shapes as they go. Then pupils must draw another, smaller 'kitten' on their own using the same method. Finally, after completing these two drawings, pupils finish their work of art by using a wet-on-wet painting technique.&nbs
How Cat Eyes Work
Students read books and answer short answer questions about how cat eyes work. In this cat eyes lesson plan, students also make cat eyes out of construction paper.
Spots the Barn Cat: Finding the Main Idea
Spots the barn cat is the subject of this colorful instructional activity. Young learners demonstrate their ability to identify the main idea in a written passage by reading a short passage about Spots and responding to the prompt asking them to circle the correct response. An answer sheet is provided.
Cat's Colors and Paint
Students draw a picture related to the book "Cat's Colors" using a computer drawing program. They listen to the story and answer discussion questions, view drawings on the teacher's Paint website, and create an illustration of their favorite part of the story using a computer drawing program.
Top Cat Lesson
Young scholars discuss the feelings of honesty, courage and friendship. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read the book Top Cat, and create illustrations of the ideas from the book. Young scholars practice writing by changing the animal in the story and rewriting parts of the book.
What Makes a Cat a Cat?
Students investigate the lives of pets by videotaping them. In this animal life lesson, students videotape a cat and other pets using school cameras in a computer lab. Students review the footage from the cat and other animals and discuss what makes a cat unique from every other domesticated animal.
Students follow the directions as the "cat" guides them in moving creatively. In this observing and listening lesson, students move their bodies while staying in their own spaces. Students then are allowed to move out of their space and around the gym.
Wild Cat Quiz
In this animals worksheet, students complete nineteen multiple choice questions about wild cats species, size, physical characteristics, and more. Tigers, cheetahs, jaguars, and other animals are covered.
African Golden Cat Facts Quiz
In this online quiz worksheet, students answer a set of multiple choice questions about the African Golden Cat. Page includes links to answers, ads and resources.
Verb Use in Stories- The Cat and the Mouse
In this language arts and grammar worksheet, students read a version of The Cat and the Mouse which has the verbs omitted. Following the clue words in italics, students insert the proper verb tense to complete each sentence.
My Tiger Cat
Students explore reading comprehension by reading a children's story in class. In this animal characteristics instructional activity, students read the story My Tiger Cat and identify the characters, themes and settings of the story. Students complete a vocabulary activity and answer study questions based on My Tiger Cat.
So Many Cats!
First graders listen to the book, So Many Cats, and discuss the number of cats in the story. They demonstrate simple addition problems using cat counters and a work mat in the shape of a house.