These are the animals that appear in BROWN BEAR, by Bill Martin.
In addition to learning the story, we have classified all of these vertebrate animals into AMPHIBIANS, MAMMALS, BIRDS, and FISH. We have discovered that teachers are mammals 😉
So, we have used an accessible INPUT (authentic language exposure) that has made OUTPUT (production, what children say using the English language) possible, prompting questions like, “Can you name an amphibian?” or “How many mammals can you see?” Then, we have placed all the information in a diagram: LIVING THINGS> ANIMAL KINGDOM> VERTEBRATES> and within vertebrates, the classification mentioned above in amphibians, mammals, birds and fish.
We took the opportunity to color the animals in the story …