If you are learning the colors, then you will want to read this book! I loved the clever way that the colors were introduced, with words, curiosity, and with a tactile component. This book put a smile on my face–the prediction that will take place with a turn-and-talk, or whole group share, will easily spark engagement and language use. In addition, there are so many spin-off questions from this text, like…what is an aardvark…does he really eat ants…and how is a carpenter ant different than the ants we see on our sidewalk? And so many more! 🙂 I cannot wait to share this treasure with my K and 1st grade teachers. Fun!
For some additional Resources:
- A description of Turn-and-Talk from The Teacher Toolkit: http://www.theteachertoolkit.com/index.php/tool/turn-and-talk
- 10 Fun Alternatives to Think-Pair-Share written by Elizabeth Mulvahill writing for We Are Teachers: https://www.weareteachers.com/5-fun-alternatives-to-think-pair-share/
- Aardvark by National Geographic Kids: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/aardvark/#aardvark-tongue-out.jpg
And did you know that aardvark means Earth Pigs? That sometimes they are called Antbears? I didn’t, but I learned that on Fun Aardvark Facts for Kids by Easy Science for Kids: https://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-aardvarks/