• Identify at least ten animals by name
• State that humans are animals
• Identify three body parts that belong to animals that are not human (e.g., beak, trunk, claw, etc.)
• Identify three body parts that humans and some animals have in common (e.g., eyes, ears, legs, hands, etc.)
• Name various animal body parts (e.g., body parts here)
• Describe how animals use specific body parts (e.g., an elephant uses
• its trunk to get water)
• State that animals have three basic needs
• State that animals’ three basic needs are water, food, and shelter
• Describe at least two ways animals protect themselves from weather
• Describe at least two ways animals protect themselves from other
• Find two camouflaged animals and state how they camouflage themselves
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Prekindergarten ELA Domain 3: Animals.
Available from engageny.org/resource/prekindergarten-ela-domain-3-animals; accessed 2015-05-29.
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