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Zoo Animals Dice and Graphing sheets cover. Practise zoo animals and description. Complements 'Dear Zoo', 'It's Mine!' and other zoo stories. ncludes 3 different dice and a choice of worksheets.

Zoo animals fun with Dice and Graphing sheets

Super engaging Zoo animals dice and graphing sheets. Perfect for learning animal, description and even story phrases in an interactive way.

♦ Choose from 3 different dice - so easy to differentiate for age, level or language focus.

♦ Your ESL young learners will love playing games with the dice. Lots of game ideas included to make planning super easy.

♦ Engaging graphing sheets are great to get your kids interacting and practising their maths and English skills.

♦ Not just for one lesson. These are games you can come back to again and again!

Ready for some zoo animals dice and graphing fun? Get your templates and lesson ideas here:

Or get them in the Zoo Animals Activities Bundle. Incredible value!

What will my ESL young learners learn?

Your ESL kids will be super confident with the zoo animals vocabulary and description language after playing with these dice and graphing sheets.

Apart from the vocabulary, these templates are great to help you practise useful phrases from the ‘Dear Zoo’ and ‘It’s Mine!’ stories too. See the included activity procedures for ideas.

They will have plenty of opportunities to practise their listening and speaking skills. You can enjoy watching them play, while you monitor and help them along.

Don’t forget the valuable classroom language you’ll be helping them learn. See a summary below:

Principal vocabulary

  Graphing dice 1 (‘Dear Zoo’): frog, monkey, dog, camel, snake, giraffe

  Graphing dice 2 (It’s Mine!): lion, elephant, crocodile, parrot, bear, tiger

  Graphing dice 3: ALL of the above

 

Additional vocabulary, phrases and structures

While not essential, you may want to help your learners acquire and/or use the following language:

It is / This is / That is to identify animals

e.g. It’s a snake. That’s a tiger.

Adjective order with colours

e.g. It’s a blue frog.

Comparatives

e.g. The monkey is smaller than the elephant. I have more parrots than crocodiles. A lion can run faster than a frog.

Can for ability

e.g. I can see a pink monkey.

Description with ‘has got’ / ‘have’

e.g. This animal has got 4 legs and a long tail.

 

Classroom language

Where’s the…? It’s here. It’s there. Is it…? Yes, it is. No, it isn’t. What is it? It’s a.. It’s…

Can you find the…? I can see a… Where does this go? Roll the dice. Whose turn is it? It’s my turn. It’s your turn. How many….have you got? I’ve got (3)! I need (1 monkey). Can I have..? Here you are. Thank you. You’re welcome. Colours, scissors, cut, paper, card, fold, stick, tape.

What do teachers say about the resources?

Frequently asked questions

Yes, of course! Maybe you have the time and enjoy creating things, but it has to be said that being a young learner teacher can involve a HUGE amount of extra work making materials. Give yourself a break!

All my materials have been tried and tested in the classroom. As well as having almost 20 years of teaching experience, I am also a qualified trainer for the Trinity TYLEC (Teaching Young Learners Extension Certificate), so you can rely on the quality.

Yes! They work great for mixed aged groups and different abilities because they come with different templates AND different suggestions with how to use the resource. No time wasted on adapting different worksheets!

The provided activity suggestions give you all the steps you need to create a fun and engaging lesson for your young learners. Add in a zoo story or song and another game and you’re sorted!

You can certainly find some free worksheets out there, but I can guarantee your young learners will be much more excited to create this. Engaged and motivated children make for a happy lesson (and teacher!)

Once you’ve had a chance to use your materials, don’t forget to come back to leave a review. As a thank you, you’ll receive a 20% discount on any other resource : )

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