Big English 2 Teacher Book Level 4

Weird and Wild Animals


Objectives Reading • Can follow simple stories with basic dialog and simple narrative. • Can identify basic similarities and differences in the facts between two short simple texts on the same familiar topic, if supported by pictures and questions. • Can extract specific information (e.g. facts and numbers) from simple informational texts related to everyday life (e.g. posters, leaflets). Listening • Can identify everyday objects, people, or animals in their immediate surroundings or in pictures from short, basic descriptions (e.g. color, size), if spoken slowly and clearly. • Can identify numbers relating to height, weight, length, etc. in simple descriptions of objects, animals, or buildings, if guided by questions.


• Can express their opinions on familiar topics, using simple language. • Can describe basic differences between common objects or animals (e.g. color, size), given a model. Writing • Can use basic punctuation (e.g. commas, periods, question marks). • Can write basic factual descriptions of animals (e.g. habitat, abilities), given prompts or a model. Grammar • Can ask for information about time, measurement, size and quantity using how + adjective/quantifier. • Can use there + be to express presence/absence.

Unit Projects

Family Connection Have students talk to family members about wild animals they may have seen at a zoo or wildlife sanctuary or they have seen on TV or read about in a book. Have them discuss what makes these animals special. Then have them look for pictures of wild animals in magazines and select a picture of their favorite wild animal to share with the class.

T Unit 5 Overview

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