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The Elephant Song by Eric Herman

1) Listen to the song once and write the animals in the appropriate place. Dont forget to write them in the plural form, as in the example.
I like how they stomp through the jungle with their big grey trunks

I like how they run through a maze for some cheese/ go squeak-squeak

Elephants
I like how they swing through trees

Mice
I like how they say hee-haw

Monkeys

Donkeys
I like how they bark at the mailman/ scratch at fleas/ sniff at trees

I like how they swim in the ocean

Fish

Dogs

I like how they purr/chase mice

I like how they say crokle-doodle-doo

Cats
I like how they reach into beehives for the honey

Roosters
I like how they jump up high to catch a fly and sit on a lily pad.

Bears

Frogs

The Elephant Song by Eric Herman


2) As you could notice the speaker makes some mistakes when trying to associate the animals with their corresponding behaviors. Now go ahead and fill in the blanks again according to him, as in the example.

I like how they stomp through the jungle with their big grey trunks

I like how they run through a maze for some cheese/ go squeak-squeak

Donkeys
I like how they swing through trees

Frogs
I like how they say hee-haw

Elephants

Mice
I like how they bark at the mailman/ scratch at fleas/ sniff at trees

I like how they swim in the ocean

Monkeys

Fish

I like how they purr/chase mice

I like how they say crokle-doodle-doo

Dogs
I like how they reach into beehives for the honey

Cats
I like how they jump up high to catch a fly and sit on a lily pad.

Roosters

Bears

The Elephant Song by Eric Herman


3) Now, its the time for you to practice some of that too. Complete the dialogue as in the example and practice with your classmate. Pretend youre make a silly mistake while completing the information about the animals. A: Hey, I love bears, you know. I like how they stomp through the jungle with their big grey trunks. B: What? No way, bears dont stomp through the jungle with big grey trunks. A: Then what am I thinking of? B: Elephants! Elephants do that!

This question is open for students various responses.


A: Hey, I love ________, you know. I like how they __________________________________________ B: What? No way, ________dont __________________________________________. A: Then what am I thinking of? B: ______________! ________________ do that!

A: Hey, I love ________, you know. I like how they __________________________________________ B: What? No way, ________dont __________________________________________. A: Then what am I thinking of? B: ______________! ________________ do that!

A: Hey, I love ________, you know. I like how they __________________________________________ B: What? No way, ________dont __________________________________________. A: Then what am I thinking of? B: ______________! ________________ do that!

A: Hey, I love ________, you know. I like how they __________________________________________ B: What? No way, ________dont __________________________________________. A: Then what am I thinking of? B: ______________! ________________ do that!