Zoo Officials Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Use this imaginative lesson plan to teach your students what zoo officials are and what their job entails. Students will identify and discuss responsibilities of zoo officials, then do a zoo officials role-playing activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify zoo officials and their responsibilities
  • describe the jobs of zoo officials
  • explain why we have zoo officials


45 minutes for core lesson, plus 30-50 minutes for supporting activity

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1

Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1.a

Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1.b

Build on others' talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1.c

Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.


  • Paper bags
  • Scissors
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers
  • Tape
  • Chart paper


  • Instruct students to bring in stuffed animals for this lesson. Make sure students label clearly to avoid confusion of ownership.

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