Où vivent les animaux amazoniens ?

L’endroit où les animaux vivent naturellement s’appelle un HABITAT.

Les habitats ont de

la nourriture,

de l’eau,

et un abri

nécessaire pour la survie des animaux.

La forêt amazonienne est un habitat naturel parfait pour beaucoup d’animaux.

 Quelques habitats naturels trouvés en Amazonie sont…

habitent les crocodiles ?

habitent-ils ?

habitent-ils ?

habitent-ils ?

habitent-ils ?

habitent-ils ?

habitent-ils ?

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Main Focus: “(ANIMALS) live in trees/river/forest floor.”

Minor Focus: adding details and using connector words like “and” and “also”


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Step 1: Daily Objective

Introduce the daily objective. By the end of the class, learners should be able to explain where some animals live.

Step 2: Question

Where do Amazon animals live? Do they live in houses? cars? apartments? 🙂 NO WAY!

(Hover over the images to show them crossed out) 

Scroll to the next image and talk about what a habitat is. 

It’s a place where animals, plants and organisms live, eat, and survive on their own.

Animals of the Amazon typically live in one (or more) of the following habitats: trees, river, or on the forest floor.

Today we will find out!


Step 3: Presentational “writing” activity setup

Go through the first one together to model how it goes.

Pose the question: Où habitent les crocodiles ? 

Go through the options: Vivent-ils dans les arbres ? Vivent-ils dans la rivière ? ¿Vivent-ils sur la terre de la forêt ? La rivière… Oui !

Ils habitent dans les rivières.

Give students the paper strips and point to the example. 


Step 4: Presentational “writing” practice

Next: Show the photos one at a time.   

They will move the papers around on their desks to create a sentence that tells where the animals live.

Walk around the room to check them and move around any papers in the wrong order.

Give additional feedback if they are ready. 



Sloths: Trees (they usually only come down once a week to use the bathroom) and sometimes rivers. They are faster in water than on land.

Capibaras: Forest floor + river (they use the water to stay cool)

Tucans: Trees

Frogs: Trees

Jaguars: Forest floor, but they spend a lot of time in trees too

Monkeys: trees

Dolphins: River

Snakes: Depending one the species – All three! 


Step 5: “Put the Animal in the Amazon” game

Play an Amazonian version of “Pin the tail on the donkey” to wrap up this class.

Split the class in 2 teams.

Have one student from team 1 come up and blindfold them.

Let them draw the name of an Amazonian animals out of a bucket/hat.

Put a piece of tape on it and let them blindly stick it on the Amazon image (left).

Did they stick it in the right place? (Ex. Sloth = trees)

Have the students in the class decide if it’s right or wrong.

If they got it in the right spot, their team gets a point. 

Now, call up a player from the other team. Repeat.   

Check for Learning

Refer back to the daily objective. See if they can do that at their targeted proficiency level.

Mark their “Objective Sheets” if they can do it at their proficiency target.

Extension Ideas

    • Look at the “Experiences” document to see if there are any that relate to this lesson.

    Share your resources and ideas with the community below!


    1. Stacy Barlow

      Is it possible to fix “le terre de la forêt” on the photo, this should be “la terre de la forêt”

      • Megan Smith

        Yes! Fixing this now!

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