Here is a simple reading lesson for readers and pre-readers alike.  Readers may sound out words and identify sight words while pre-readers can use the pictures for matching objects.

I had introduced the cards during circle time over the course of a few days.  Once all the cards were introduced, the animals were placed in a basket so that children may match them to the cards:

Children may also wish to copy the sentences for handwriting practice or make and illustrate their own booklets.  I have a feeling these animal replicas will be irresistible for most of the children! 🙂