Learning alive Zoo Keeper Edition™

Who’s it for?
PreK and K Instruction
1st – 2nd grade Intervention
All ages for ELL and Special Education


What is Learning alive Zoo Keeper Edition?

Learning alive is a high-quality, supplemental program that includes Letters alive Zoo Keeper Edition, Math alive, and three Interactive Stories. It is designed to help your early learners become proficient in reading, writing, and mathematics. Fill your 21st Century Classroom with our magical cast of 3D zoo animals for a super-engaging, cross-curricular experience. Enjoy the interaction, sounds, and collaborative engagement as our animals spring to life. Learning alive supports STEM, Social Emotional Learning, and the Science of Reading instructional approaches.

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What’s in the Kit?

  • Letters alive® Zoo Keeper Edition*
  • Math alive® kit*
  • Interactive Stories
        – Amos Alligator’s Airport Adventure
        – Ima Iguana, Treasure Hunter
        – Ollie Orangutan, Helping Ollie
  • * Includes one document camera, one tracking mat, and one card storage box between the two kits.

Letters alive is a super-engaging, supplemental early literacy learning kit that uses 3D augmented reality animals to get students excited and motivated to learn. Our patented resources facilitate social learning through collaborative and novel technology. Teachers lead their students through the Alive Studios Zoo to learn about our 26 animals while building solid foundations for reading success. Letters alive brings all five components of the Science of Reading to life and is proven by independent research to increase engagement, support classroom management, and improve outcomes.

Included is a full-year of Zoo Keeper Lesson Plans, which are aligned to State Standards, that will enhance any core curriculum.

  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Word Building
  • Reading & Comprehension
  • Letter Sounds
  • Handwriting
  • Vocabulary Skills
  • Listening & Speaking Skills
  • Sight Words w/ Colors
  • Animal and Habitat Facts
  • Phonics Skills
  • Sentence Building
  • Social-Emotional Skills
  • Letter Recognition
  • Punctuation Skills
Letters alive includes

What are the NEW Zoo Keeper Lesson Plans?

Zoo Keeper Lesson Plans Overview Boost your literacy block to new heights with this magical Zoo Tour! Aligned to kindergarten ELA standards, this supplemental curriculum for Letters alive® is simple for teachers and powerful for students.

Teacher Field Guide

This colorful, printed Teacher Field Guide is designed to make your lesson planning a breeze. It will be your at-a-glance overview and scope and sequence for our Zoo Keeper ABC Boot Camp and our Animal a Week Lesson Plans. The guide also includes a poster-sized Zoo Map and Alphabet Chart. This easy-to-follow guide will make choosing the lessons you want to include in your literacy block easier than ever.

Zoo Keeper ABC Boot Camp™ – 6 Weeks

  • Developed with The Kindergarten Smorgasboard™
  • Introduces one letter, one letter sound, and one animal each day
  • 500+ pages in digital PDF format
  • Focuses on letter sounds and letter recognition
  • Includes 12 Alphabet & Phonemic Awareness Literacy Center options
  • Includes 26 Letter Books
  • Has 26 Predictable Readers
  • Can be used to launch your school year, as a Summer Program, or at a slower pace for kindergarten readiness
  • Videos of Mr. Greg modeling best practices

Animal a Week Lesson Plans™ – 26 Weeks

  • 26 weeks of zoo-themed lessons with interactive animals from Letters alive
  • 1,000+ pages in digital PDF format
  • Daily skill-based activity options aligned to Kindergarten ELA Standards (and TEKS)
  • Over 400 Literacy Center activities within five center choices: Alphabet, Phonemic Awareness, Writing Work, Reading to self / to friends, and Word Work
  • Ties in science with 100’s of animal/habitat-themed activities
  • 26 Habitat and Animal Fact Sheets
  • 12 STEM Activities
  • 25.5″ x 22″ Zoo Map Poster
  • 22″ x 25.5″ Alphabet Chart Poster
  • 26 rhyming stories featuring each animal with a social/emotional growth skill

Optional printed Zoo Keeper Lesson Plans
for Letters alive

Digital (pdf) Zoo Keeper Lesson plans are included with Letters alive.

Set of 4 manuals printed for your
convenience and ease of use. Over 1,600 pages.

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Watch Letters alive
in the classroom!

Supplemental Reading Curriculum Kit for Early Learners

Mr. Greg | Kindergarten Teacher

Mr. Greg gets incredible results using Letters alive with ABC Boot Camp!

See Greg’s 4-year Case Study

Independent Research Proves it!

  • increase in letter naming fluency
    This was a 2x gain over non-users.
  • increase in letter sound fluency
    This was a 4x gain over non-users.

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Study by Tamra Ogletree, Ph.D / University of Georgia

This interactive supplemental mathematics kit uses augmented reality (3D without glasses) and gaming technology to teach 86 essential math concepts to early learners.

Immediate feedback and positive verbal affirmations encourage learners throughout the hands-on activities.

  • number recognition
  • subtraction
  • word problems
  • counting
  • comparison
  • place value
  • number writing
  • measurement
  • base ten
  • 2D shapes
  • graphs
  • decomposition
  • 3D shapes
  • prediction
  • and more
  • addition
  • orientation and direction

Watch Math alive
in the classroom!

Mr. Greg | Kindergarten Teacher

Math alive includes a full school-year of lesson plans:

  • Aligned to kindergarten state standards
  • 400+ pages in pdf format
  • Over 260 activity sheets
  • 7 Math concept stories
  • 26 Animal facts
  • 10 Habitat fact sheets
  • 174 Math vocabulary cards

As an exclusive bonus, Learning alive includes three Interactive Stories that will take your students on magical adventures! Each story teaches a social/emotional growth skill and includes hands-on games and activities that will improve reading comprehension.

  • Amos Alligator’s Airport Adventure: Teaches the importance of being on time.
  • Ima Iguana, Treasure Hunter: Teaches the value of courage.
  • Ollie Orangutan, Helping Ollie: Teaches the virtue of helping others.

Watch a full demo of
Learning alive

School District of Philadelphia
District-wide rollout

reading proficiency in philadelphia   I frequently visit classrooms and nothing makes me happier than seeing children excited about learning and they are excited about Learning alive!” 

Jim Cupit

Early Childhood Education Field Admin.

Here’s how to get started with
Learning alive Zoo Keeper Edition

Learning alive
Zoo Keeper Edition

Supplemental Reading
and Math classroom kit

p/n 50500
per Classroom
Save $495!

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Includes a 60-Day Trial from our partner, ESGI

for At-Home or At-School student progress monitoring!

One-on-One Assessments

A simple and secure assessment platform for conducting one-on-one assessments (highly used at pre-K, TK, kindergarten, and first grade levels). Use the pre-loaded tests, or create your own assessments, to quickly gather student performance data and automatically generate multiple reports and personalized parent letters.

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Supporting Resources (PDFs)

Letters alive Kindergarten ELA Standards Alignment
Math alive CC Alignment and Assessment Tasks
TEKS match ELA and Math
Alive Studios Alignment with The Creative Curriculum for Preschool
CLASS Alive Studios Crosswalk
Letters alive Independent Research
Letters alive Greg Smedley kindergarten
Letters alive Jim Cupit Philly Headstart

System Requirements for our Software

  • Operating System: Win 7 (or higher) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
  • Processor: Intel i5 or better or AMD equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB or higher
  • Graphics Requirements:
        – OpenGL 4.1 (or better) MUST HAVE the most recent graphics driver for your system. (You can download this for free online.)
        – 512MB or higher RAM
  • Supported Graphic Cards:
    – NVIDIA or Radeon Discrete graphics
    – or Intel HD graphics 4400 or better

  • Operating System: Mac OS 10.6 or higher including Catalina and Big Sur
  • Processor: Intel i5 or better and M1
  • RAM: 8GB or higher