Zoo Unit: Common Core Essentials


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This 116 page unit, At the Zoo, is strategically linked to the Common Core Standards. it is divided into areas of literature, music, art, literacy, math, worksheets, science, creative writing, word wall, and guided reading. The activities are clearly written, easy to use, and need limited amounts of preparation. The lessons (games or activities) included are scripted. They are written in a format that can be easily taught by the teacher or readily handed off to a parent volunteer or a classroom aide with complete confidence that objectives of the lesson will be reached. 
Table of Contents
Scripted Literacy Lessons With Independent Options:
Monkey Food: Decoding Words
Zoo Zap: Reading Sight Words
Around The Zoo: Reading Sentences
Cat Families: Using Word Families to Extend Reading Skills
Independent Activities
Cat Family Writing: Word Family Writing 
Boo At The Zoo: Writing oo Words
Scripted Math Lessons With Independent Options:
The Zoo Shop: Counting With One to One Correspondence
The Zebra Exhibit: Identifying Numbers
The Zoo Take Away: Subtracting Numbers Within Five
Hiss: Identifying Two and Three Dimensional Shapes
Independent Activities
Zero Zebras: Comparing Numbers
Monkey Math: Subtraction Problems
The Zoo Keeper:  Comparing Numbers
Math Journal Prompt Labels
Science
Animal Comparisons: Observing & Describing Characteristics
Monkey Bread: Combining Ingredients
Guided Reading Books
Going To The Zoo
Class Made Books
A Trip To The Zoo
Writing
Zoo Word Wall
The Animals at the Zoo
What Does a Zookeeper Do?
Art Projects
Paint a Zoo: Painting a Zoo Scene
Paper Bag Monkey: Making a Primate Friend
Crocodile: Constructing a Crocodile Pet
The Zoo: Portfolio Page
Songs/Fingerplays
Jumbo Elephant
Over at the Zoo
Way Down Yonder
Boa Constrictor
Sally The Camel