· identify the homes, food and the gender of the animals
1. Make copies for each group, enlarge the worksheet and paste on manila card for displaying on the board.
1. Teacher reads “Animals on the Farm”, pupils listen and point to the pictures of the animals mentioned in the story.
2. Teacher distributes the worksheets to groups.
3. Teacher reads the story again, pupils listen out for the information about where the animals live.
4. Pupils draw the correct animals in the empty bubbles.
5. Teacher reviews the animals and their homes, food and gender, eliciting information from the pupils.
6. Pupils label the animals (male, female and their young) on the worksheet.
In pairs, pupils can ask each other “Where does a ___________ live?” and answer “A __________ lives in a __________.”
For a whole class activity, the teacher could hand out cards to the pupils with the name of the animals and their homes on them. Then as they listen to the story, pupils can bring their card to the board and paste it in the correct place when they hear the information in the story.
Instead of the teacher reading the story, it story could be pasted up around the classroom in sections for pupils to read as a running dictation to focus more on the reading skill and group cooperation.
Pupils can use the completed worksheets to make a classroom display or a mini-book using simple sentences about the animals.