Letters alive® Zoo Keeper 8.0

Letters alive® Zoo Keeper 8.0
Item: 33258
Status: Ships From Manufacturer

Grade PreK - Grade 3. Letters alive® Zoo Keeper Edition is an award winning supplemental reading kit that incorporates evidence-based best practices to teach letters, letter sounds, word building, and sentence building. Teachers have the flexibility of teaching to whole group, centers, or individual students. The lessons and activities are presented within a zoo theme, which includes animals and ties science with literacy instruction. Children are hearing, seeing, touching, building, and speaking while enjoying a positive and engaging experience that increases proficiency and retention. Aligned TEKS and ELA State Standards for Kindergarten.

What's in the box?

  • Letters alive® Zoo Keeper Edition software on USB Flash Drive- one user license for single computer
  • 68 pages of a colorful, printed Teacher Field Guide, Zoo Map, and Alphabet chart
  • Zoo Keeper ABC Boot Camp™ Lesson Plans (pdf) - 26 letters and sounds in 26 days
  • Animal a Week Lesson Plans™ (pdf) - multiple lessons and activities for whole group, small group, and literacy centers
  • Tracking mat for cards
  • 26 letter cards
  • 26 alphabet poster cards for the classroom (8 1/2" x 11")
  • 97 pre-k and kindergarten sight word cards
  • 84 word family cards (digraphs, blends, and rimes) allows you to build over 1000 words
  • IPEVO HD document camera
  • Card sorting box
  • Card storage box
  • Training videos

What skills will my students learn?

  • Letter naming
  • Letter sounds
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Phonics skills
  • Letter printing
  • Word/Image association
  • Word building
  • Sentence building
  • Punctuation skills
  • Reading and comprehension
  • Vocabulary skills
  • Listening vocabulary
  • Basic colors
  • Animal Facts
  • Social / Emotional skills
  • Animal habitat facts

* This item will be drop shipped directly from the vendor. Please allow 2-6 weeks for delivery.

Zoo Keeper Lesson Plans

Aligned to Kindergarten ELA standards, this supplemental curriculum for Letters alive­® is simple for teachers and powerful for students.

Teacher Field Guide

This colorful, printed Teacher Field Guide makes your lessons planning a breeze. It includes:

  • An at-a-glance overview and scope and sequence for Zoo Keeper ABC Boot Camp and Animal a Week Lesson Plans
  • A poster-sized Zoo Map and Alphabet Chart

Zoo Keeper ABC Boot Camp (6 Weeks):

  • Developed with The Kindergarten Smorgasboard™
  • introduces one letter, one letter sound, and one animal each day
  • 500+ pages in PDF format
  • Focuses on letter sounds and letter recognition
  • Includes 12 Alphabet & Phonemic Awareness Literacy Center options
  • Can be used to launch your school year, as a Summer Program, or at a slower pace for Kindergarten readiness
  • Vidoes of Mr. Greg modeling best practices

Animal a Week Lesson Plans™ (26 weeks):

  • 26 weeks of zoo-themed lessons with interactive animals from Letters alive®
  • 1,000+ pages in PDF format
  • Daily skill-based activity options aligned to Kindergarten ELA Standards (and TEKS)
  • Over 400 Literacy Center Activities within five center choices:
  • Alphabet
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Writing Work
  • Reading to self/to friends
  • Word Work
  • Ties in science with 100's of animal/habitat-themed activities
  • 26 Habitat and Animal Fact Sheets
  • 12 STEM activities
  • 25.5" x 22" Zoo Map poster
  • 22" x 25.5" Alphabet Chart poster
  • 26 rhyming stories featuring each animal with a social/emotional growth skill

System Requirements for Letters alive® Zoo Keeper Edition Software

Windows Requirements:

  • Operating System: Win 7, 8, or 10 (all 64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel i5 or better or AMD equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB or higher
  • Graphics Requirements:
    • Open GL 4.1 (or better) Can download online for free
    • 512MB or higher video RAM
  • Supported Graphic Cards:
    • NVIDIA or Radeon Discrete graphics
    • or Intel HD graphics 4400 or better

Mac Requirements:

  • Operating System: Mac OS including Catalina and Big Sur
  • Processor: Intel i5 or better and M1
  • RAM: 8GB or higher

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