Elephants Don’t Wear Tennis Shoes

Jacquelyn Fizet, Kindergarten, Renaissance West Steam Academy

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


For this unit students will learn that print carries a message, and can be either a fiction or a nonfiction text. This unit will focus on the nonfiction aspect of animal life, more specifically, the life of an elephant. We will be working with fiction and nonfiction texts, comparing, and contrasting what is real and what is not in the area of animal facts. I will be bringing bring an engaging literacy and age appropriate research component to all areas, math, science, writing, dramatic play, sand and water, small and large group activities. The unit will contain fun and inviting activities that the children will flock to during their center time. By repeated readings of the books through interactive large group activities, and readings, the children will be able to retell a true-to-life version of the elephant.