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Mammals | Birds | Insects | Molluscs | Describing animals

This set of activities focuses on insects, including wētā and monarch butterflies.

Target vocabulary is introduced using a range of activity types.

The literary focus is speaking information reports and includes giving and following instructions and giving a short talk.

Click on a link below to print/download a PDF file for each activity, which contains a teacher guide and student worksheet.

The downloads box on the right-hand side includes additional support material.

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1.38 Introducing insects (PDF 531KB) Orientation
Track 1.38a (MP3 2MB)
Track 1.38b (MP3 1MB)
Track 1.38c (MP3 2MB)
1.39 Target vocabulary insects (PDF 500KB) Word list
Track 1.39 (MP3 3MB)
1.40 Ordering target vocabulary – insects (PDF 23KB) Alphabet skills  
1.41 Pronouncing target vocabulary – insects (PDF 70KB) Pronunciation  
1.42 Recognising target vocabulary – insects (PDF 22KB) Bingo  
1.43 Organising target vocabulary – insects (PDF 27KB) Jumbled words  
1.44 Writing target vocabulary – insects (PDF 76KB) Dictation
Track 1.44 (MP3 1MB)
1.45 Familiarisation with target vocabulary – insects (PDF 24KB) Word cards  
1.46 Insects target vocabulary – same or different (PDF 190KB) Equations  
1.47 Classifying insects (PDF 452KB) Flow diagram  
1.48 Weta song and interview (PDF 216KB) Cloze
Track 1.48 (MP3 4MB)
Focus on speaking information reports    
1.49 Introducing butterflies (PDF 204KB) Text prediction  
1.50 Introducing monarch butterflies (PDF 658KB) Checking predictions
Track 1.50 (MP3 2MB)
1.51 Making butterflies (PDF 36KB) Giving and following instructions  
1.52 Monarch butterfly life cycle (PDF 107KB) Information transfer  
1.53 Talking about monarch butterflies (PDF 82KB) Short talk  

Published on: 08 Jan 2018