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  • "I went to the zoo today. I saw Larry the Lion." Very easy and short reading comprehension.
  • A one page realistic fiction reading comprehension piece about a trip to the zoo is followed by 3 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • PowerPoint Required: Save this template to your computer to add your own text.
  • This bulletin board trim featuring animals (elephant, lemur, koala, tiger...) coordinates with our zoo animal calendar set.
  • A 1 page reading comprehension text, "The Big Snake" is realistic fiction. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • Great for homeschool or class field trips.
  • Set of 20 color flashcards with a zoo animal theme.
  • Set of five bingo cards for zoo animals.
  • A list of typical zoo animals (camel, lion, etc.), with b/w pictures, for students to check off as they see them.
  • Create a booklet based on your nearby zoo.
  • Use this sheet to check which zoo animals have been called.
  • Easy form for younger students
  • A 1 page reading comprehension selection, "Monkeying Around" is a realistic fiction selection. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • A rebus story followed by comprehension questions. Good for primary or early readers.
  • Use this sheet to check which zoo animals have been called.
  • Use this 'Short Story: Zoo Experiment Experience (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Short Story: Zoo Experiment Experience (middle/high)'. Fictional short story about a student science engineering project carried out at a zoo exhibit. Help students value planning and consider potential outcomes and consequences. Middle/High school level.
  • Use this 'Early Writer Rebus: Zoo (b/w)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Early Writer Rebus: Zoo (b/w)'. "I see the [elephant]." Page 1: Read the sentence. Match the picture to the word. Write the word. Page 2: Copy the sentence.
  • Set of twenty color bingo cards for zoo animals.
  • Match the words to the pictures.
  • Photograph with questions to prompt speech and fluency.
  • Introduce the children to a community helper and the way that person helps the community. Sort a variety of pictures to match each occupation. (Use alone or with other Community Helpers in this series)
  • Pictures of an animal (monkey, bears, elephants, snails, koalas, tigers, turtles...) on each number.
  • The map shows the route Tom and Sue walked through the zoo. Use the map to find the order of events in which they saw the animals.
  • Teacher Notes for A Trip to the Aquarium PowerPoint presentation. High level background information is provided to help teachers answer student questions about the Earth, climate, seasons, animals, etc. Also aids in field trip preparation and safety.
  • Wide-lined writing paper with the title "The Zoo" at the top and a cute illustration of children at the zoo in the lower-right corner.
  • This Zoo Animals Picture Graph is perfect to practice graphing skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Zoo Animals Picture Graph. Students practice reading basic graphs with this zoo-themed worksheet.
  • Use this 'Rebus: Zoo (b/w)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Rebus: Zoo (b/w)'. The color version of this rebus is available on our member site.
  • From "alligator" to "zoo train." These vocabulary building word strips with pictures are great for word walls, sentence strips, spelling and vocabulary practice.
  • Students use their five senses (and their imaginations) and pretend to explore a zoo- what would they see? hear? taste? What does a zoologist do? Includes a word search, short report forms, and much more.
  • This Zany Zoo Map Skills is perfect to practice map skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Zany Zoo Map Skills. Good practice for giving directions, reading grid maps, and understanding legends.
  • Use this 'Word Search: Zoo Animals' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Word Search: Zoo Animals'. Find the zoo animals, from "bear" to "zebra" in this elephant-shaped word search.
  • "I like the zoo." A big picture to color over a very short reading comprehension about the zoo.
  • Use this 'Worksheet: Picture Cloze - Zoo (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Worksheet: Picture Cloze - Zoo (elem)'. "The __ was hidden underwater." Complete the sentences using the words to match the pictures.
  • Practice map skills with this map of a fictional city zoo.
  • Six pages of facts about zoo animals, illustrated with color photos.
  • Perfect picture map to teach map skills. Great for transparencies.
  • "I like the zoo." Young readers can read about the zoo with this five-page easy reader booklet.
  • A colorful and informative PowerPoint with audio. This presentation if full of facts about the zoo. Suitable for all ages. Contains 47 colorful slides.
  • "All About Me" This fun 15 question game ("Find someone who has been to the zoo this year" etc) is a great getting-to-know-you game-- even for people who think they know each other!

  • Mom takes the kids to the zoo for a great day. A nice story with skill-building "sequencing" questions.