The resource kit is designed in support of the promotion of life education as well as positive values and attitudes for students at Key Stage 2. It aims to enhance students' language skills, develop their multimodal literacy and facilitate self-directed learning through exposure to various resources on issues of animal care. It also helps students develop positive values and attitudes (e.g. empathy, respect and a sense of responsibility for animals). The resource kit consists of 10 activities based on a range of selected reading/multimodal texts with focuses on a variety of issues of animal care. The activities contain comprehension questions to help students understand the selected text(s) and know more about issues of animal care, as well as reflective questions for students to share their thoughts. A writing/4-panel comic strip creating task is set in the last activity to connect students’ experiences in reading/viewing the selected texts in the previous activities.
Teachers could select appropriate activities and integrate them into a teaching unit with a related theme, e.g. respect for life, to help students develop reading/multimodal literacy skills as well as positive values and attitudes. The other activities could be used as extended tasks.