Extinct/Endangered Animals


Our Extinct/Endangered Animals lesson plan teaches students about what it means for an animal to be extinct or endangered and some examples of animals that are either extinct or endangered. Students also differentiate between being endangered and extinct.


Our Extinct/Endangered Animals lesson plan introduces students to extinct and endangered animals and the differences between each category. During this lesson, students are asked to choose three animals from the endangered species list, answer specific questions about them, draw a picture of each, and create a poster about each, which they will then share with the class, developing their presentation skills. Students are also asked to match terms with their definitions, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define extinct and endangered, explain the difference between each, and identify some extinct and endangered animals.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.2

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