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.

Resource Details

Instructional Design
Project-Based Learning
3 days

Word Search: Funny Sounding Animal Names

In this word search worksheet, students will find and circle 18 funny sounding animal names. Realistic, color pictures accompany the names of the animals.

Animal Mommies and Babies

In this ESL worksheet, students complete mazes helping animal mommies find their babies. Students write the names of the animals next to their pictures. A word box of animal names is included.

Camouflage!: Collecting Data and Concealing Color

Help young scholars see the important role camouflage plays in the survival of animals with a fun science lesson plan. Starting with an outdoor activity, children take on the role of hungry birds as they search for worms represented by different colored pieces of yarn. The results of the activity are graphed in order to demonstrate how certain colors were easier to find than others. Students then explore three different types of camouflage - disruptive colorationconcealing coloration, and disguise - by creating collages using wrapping paper, construction paper, and materials collected from nature. This hands-on lesson plan would fit perfectly in an elementary science unit on ecosystems and animal adaptions.

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.

Animal Syllables

Animal names are a great way to practice syllables with words your young scholars will be familiar with! Using images, students examine 7 animals and color in the number of paws that correspond with the number of syllables in that animal name. They tally the syllable count in another column. Remind students that they should use the full name of each animal, and not a nickname. Consider a game where each student gets an animal or number card and have to match themselves!

I Spy (Camouflaged Animals in Art!)

Make connections about animal characteristics and the animal's environment. In this animal characteristics lesson, students use a piece of art as a springboard for a discussion about animals and camouflage. Students choose an animal that uses camouflage to research, draw, and write about.

English Exercises: Animals 1

In this animal names interactive instructional activity, students use drop down menus to choose the name of each of 15 animals that are pictured. They submit their answers using the "Done" button.

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!

ESL Animal Name Matching Worksheet

In this ESL animal name matching worksheet, students match 10 small clip art pictures of animals with their names. They match animal names such as a dog, a snake, a giraffe, and a butterfly.

Animals for young learners

In this animals worksheet, learners choose the correct animals, fill in the missing letters to the animal names, and write animal names. Students complete 27 problems total.

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