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Topics

Alphabet, Spelling

Grades

K, 1st, 2nd

Subject

English Language Arts

Duration

20 minutes

Regional Focus

Global

Format

Google Slides

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Endangered Animal Name Puzzles

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Mar 1, 2024
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Synopsis

In this activity, students will practice alphabetic skills while exploring the names of endangered and threatened animals. This resource highlights a small collection of endangered animals and can be a starting point for learning about animals, habitats, and the effects of climate change.

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Teaching Tips
  • The animal names featured in this activity were pulled from the Animal Welfare Institute’s list of Endangered Animals. The names have been simplified for the purpose of this activity, but it would be helpful for students to learn the full names of the animals.
  • It is important to note that the concept of endangered animals may be difficult for some students. Be sure to check in and provide a safe space for students to share their feelings related to this topic.
  • Consider providing nonfiction texts to the classroom library for students to learn more about endangered animals.
  • This activity can be used for independent work or in a Word Work or Science center.
  • Name and Picture cards from Option 2 can be posted around the room for a Write the Room activity.
  • There are multiple options provided. Use the version that works best for your students.
  • It will be helpful to preview the words with students before releasing the activity for exploration.
Scientist Notes

The activity's options, puzzles, and related resources were scientifically vetted, making it appropriate for use in the classroom and giving students the opportunity to learn the names of endangered and threatened animals.

Standards

Primary Standards

  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Foundational Skills (K-5)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
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