This is a worksheet which uses the story of the Chinese Zodiac to present ordinal numbers to Elementary students.
Before you begin Ex.2, and read the story, you may wish to pre-teach: ride, reach, scare, shore, emperor, push and sleepy.
Depending on where you are teaching, your students may already be familiar with the order of the animals. If so, elicit the animal names and the order then ask them to find and underline the ordinal numbers.
The ordinals have a lot of difficult sounds such as '-th' and consonant clusters. When you drill the words after Ex.2, break down the words i.e "SI" - "XTH" - "SI-XTH" - "SIXTH".
As an optional extension task, you could get the students to quiz each other i.e "Which animal was fourth?", "Which place was the snake?", "Who was before the sheep?" etc.
1 (going clockwise) rat, dragon, pig, rooster, monkey, tiger, snake, horse, ox, rabbit, dog, sheep/ram.
2 B fifth D tenth E ninth F third G sixth H seventh I second J fourth K eleventh L eighth
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