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Before beginning the lesson, read the Essential Question to your student. Have your student share any thoughts about the question.
Have your student describe the characteristics of her favorite animal. Say: Close your eyes and imagine your favorite animal.
Ask: What does your favorite animal look like? Possible response: It has green scales, four legs, and brown fur. How does your animal move? Possible responses: It walks on four legs; it crawls on the ground. What does your favorite animal’s face look like? Possible response: It has a long nose, a wide mouth, and very small eyes. What shape is the body of the animal? Possible responses: It is round; it is the shape of an egg. How is a drawing different from the real animal? Possible responses: The drawing is flat; I can hold a real animal.