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Read About Animals


Read to children Animal Babies on the Farm (Kingfisher Books).

  • Reread the book and invite children to echo-read each line after you.
  • Create a predictable chart that includes sentences such as the ones below. Invite children to complete each sentence.
    The horse _____.
    The cow gives _____.
    The mother hen pecks for _____.
  • Encourage children to draw a picture of their favorite farm animal and to share it with the class. Remind each student to tell why the animal is his/her favorite.


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