Our Friends - The Animals

Les Animaux (animals) are one of my favorite topics in the Grade Five FSL Program of Studies :)! Posted below is my PowerPoint with vocabulary for the names of common farm and wild animals. This PowerPoint is an extension of the Grade Four unit about common domestic animals:

Les Animaux

Embedded below is a video from my favorite French singer (you guessed it :D!), Alain le Lait. This video is a cute and entertaining clip that will help students learn the names of some common farm animals:

A fun followup activity to learning common farm and wild animals is to create a zoo :D! Your students will LOVE this activity and can use either graph or plain white paper to design and decorate their zoos. If students want to add additional animals into their zoo, I welcome their enthusiasm! My students are required to include at least eight animals in their zoo from the PowerPoint, then they can look up the names of other animals online or on a translator app. My checklist and exemplar are posted below :):

Physical traits of animals is the next topic of study.  I have attached my PPT about animal body parts below. Enjoy :):

Animal Body Parts

An engaging activity that helps students apply the vocabulary that they just learned is to create an Animal perdu! (lost pet) poster. My exemplar along with a student checklist is depicted below:

I have also included sentence starters for the Animal perdu! activity to help students generate ideas for creating a description of their animals. Some students may not need to use the sentence starters, but it is a great way to differentiate this activity for your lower level learners :)!

A followup or extension activity to the “Animal perdu!” activity is to create a “missing animal newscast.” This is somewhat of an ambitious project, so it might be better suited for your higher level learners, as the vocabulary may be difficult for some students to pronounce. I used my “Animal perdu!” poster to create my example newscast :):

The final topic of study this unit is les animaux et leurs habitats (animal habitats). I have attached my PowerPoint for this theme below:

Animal Habitats

A corresponding activity for animal habitats is to create a mini carousel display with limited materials and preparation :D! My exemplar is depicted below. I had my students choose four animal and their habitats to create their displays, ensuring that they correctly labelled and neatly decorated their carousel:

Here are a couple of animal habitats that my students created as well :):

As a concluding activity for this unit, your students could either create an online word-search (the link to an online word-search creator is pasted below) or use graph paper. You could also print the wordsearch below and have your students complete the activity:

A-Z Word Search Creator