Counting Animals

Before you Start

Before Reading Activity

Ask students questions about animals. Examples:

  • Have you ever been to the zoo? What animals did you see?
  • What is your favorite animal?
  • Do you have animals at home? What kinds?
  • What animal names do you know in English?

Read the read-aloud version, Looking for the Cat in the Ghat, to introduce students to the characters, setting, and story.

Skill Level: For students to read this book independently they need to be able to:

  • Have speech-to print-match.
  • Use beginning sound along with picture clues to read words.
  • Pronounce the following letter sounds: /k/, /t/, /d/, /m/ for the letters: c, t, d, and m.
  • Read high-frequency words: the, white, see, look, can, we, for, black, and, you, too