What Do You See?

1st - 2nd

Students study color words and animal names to improve their English language skills. In this ESL color and animal name lesson, students read the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and create masks for the animals in the book. Students use the masks to learn animal names and colors. Students also complete a color chart using items from their classroom.

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Cindy Young

Nature and Place Names in Arkansas

Middle schoolers examine the way that many place names in Arkansas came to be. By looking at Arkansas highway maps, they find names that come from the characteristics of each of the state's six geographical divisions. This interesting lesson will leave young scholars with a much better sense of the six divisions of Arkansas, and it will familiarize them with the state's geography.

4th Grade Animal Report

Congratulations, your students have just been hired as zookeepers at the San Diego Zoo! Their first job is to help set up new exhibits by researching and giving a presentation about different animals. Provide each young researcher with this project outline that includes all the specific requirements and a step-by-step description of the research process. A fun project to conclude a life science unit on ecosystems.

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Animated Animals

Students examine a piece of artwork while working with colors and movement. In this color and movement lesson plan, students look at pictures of George Walkus's, Four-faced Hamatsa Mask, and identify the colors used in the sculpture. They determine how the sculpture shows appearance and movement before developing a simple dance.

What Do You See?

ESL students practice color vocabulary and some basic animal names using Bill Martin's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? students glue pictures from their environment and verbally produce the correct color name.

Lesson Plan: Becoming an Animal

The Kwakwaka'wakw are indigenous people from Vancouver Island and British Columbia. The class analyzes a Kwakwak'wakw ceremonial mask, how it was used, and its cultural significance. They then create animal masks representing their favorite animals. Art, culture, and creation!

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Animal Colors

Students identify the colors used in the story without help. They describe the types of animals that were included in the story and draw one of the animals that were included in the story, and color it the same color as in the story.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Animal Colors

Students read the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?. In this literacy lesson plan, students read the book and identify the colors of the animals in the text. Students draw one of the animals and color it in appropriately.

Writing - Abc Animals

Create a class alphabet book. Each class member contributes a page that includes an illustration, specific facts, details, and descriptions. Pupils can be assigned a specific letter or contribute their best from their complete alphabet book. The lesson can be adapted for any level of ESL/ELL or the early elementary classroom.

The Mitten by Jan Brett

Students listen to a teacher read aloud of Jan Brett's, The Mitten, before practicing retelling and sequencing activities. They verbally retell the story. They color pictures of the animals in the story which they are able to identify by using the initial sound of the animal name.

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