I love animals. I’ve written several books about animals, including sea otters, rhinos, black-footed ferrets, orangutans, and elephants. I’m always amazed what they teach us about their native habitats and how we can be better stewards of our planet. Many of the guest bloggers on LitLinks have created animal lessons, like the following, that exicite kids about nature as well as reading and writing.
What can animals teach us?
The lessons listed below cover a wide range of concepts, such as native habitats, how speific adaptations help animals, and how animals interact with other creatures in within their ecosystems — including humans.
Each lesson listed below focuses on different academic skills that ensure success in school – and life! Reading, writing, and speaking skills. Observational skills. Research skills. In addition, the following lessons also address multiple curricular areas. Language arts. Science. Even geography.
3 animal lessons with links to children’s literature
Why animal lessons?
That’s easy. Kids love them. According to fifth grade teacher Jessica Shaffer on TeachHub.com, “Animals can play a role in not only academic success, but also in social-emotional learning, which is more important now than ever!” When kids learn the habits and quirks of a variety of animals, they learn to care about them. When we care about something, we want to protect it.
Additionally, learning about animals helps kids see how our habits affect different habitas. It connects them to their world and helps them realize they are part of nature.
So, add these animal lessons to your curriculum or summer fun today!