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Thirsty Elephant

This lesson provides a fun activity to help students practice their pronunciation of ‘th’ and ‘sh’, two sounds that can be very difficult for beginning English speakers, if these sounds are not in their native language. The rhyme helps students to become familiar with the rhythm of English and provides a fun and simple activity that can be used to keep a young, energetic class focussed.

The lesson also introduces some vocabulary for talking about elephants, so is a good primer for the activities described in Elmer and Build an Elephant. Click the thumbnails to download each component, and don’t forget to leave me a comment if you like them!

Thirsty elephant lesson plan

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Thirsty elephant rhyme cards

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Thirsty elephant vocabulary cards

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If you are wondering, the elephant photos were taken by me when I visited the Elephant Nature Park rescue and rehabilitation center in northern Thailand. It was an unforgettable experience that I wanted to share and remember on dull rainy days in my classroom. 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Thirsty Elephant

  1. Thanks for another great resource! I pinned it for you too!

    Posted by educasong | February 24, 2013, 9:26 pm
  2. Awesome, thanks Sarah! Glad you liked it!

    Posted by Early Years English | February 24, 2013, 9:31 pm
  3. This is very cute!

    Posted by Cassie @ 3 Dinosaurs | February 25, 2013, 4:46 am
  4. Thanks Cassie! Did you find me through Manic Mondays?

    Posted by Early Years English | February 25, 2013, 9:47 am
  5. Very cute, a great lesson I will try out THis THursday.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013, 2:15 pm
  6. Thanks for your comment. I’d love to hear how it goes!

    Posted by Early Years English | February 25, 2013, 3:01 pm


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