Letters alive® Zoo Keeper Edition

Who’s it for?
PreK and K Instruction
1st – 3rd grade Intervention
All ages for ELL and Special Needs students


What is letters alive Zoo Keeper Edition?

Letters alive is an award-winning, evidence-based, supplemental reading and writing program that incorporates multiple learning modalities and a cross-curricular approach to teach letters, letter sounds, word building, sentence building, and writing. This brain-based, early literacy program includes a magical, zoo-themed supplemental curriculum aligned to ELA Standards for Kindergarten that will enhance your literacy block. The full-year of lesson plans take your students on a zoo tour with 26 3D augmented reality animals; tying science in with literacy instruction. Your students will hear, see, touch, build, and speak while enjoying a positive and engaging learning experience that is proven to boost reading proficiency and increase knowledge retention.

What’s in the Kit?

  • Letters alive Zoo Keeper Edition software on flash drive – One user license for single computer
  • Zoo Keeper Lesson Plans
  • 26 Alphabet cards
  • 97 PreK and Kindergarten sight word cards
  • 84 Word Family cards (blends, digraphs, rimes)
  • 25.5″x 22″ Zoo Map Poster
  • 22″ x 25.5″ Alphabet Poster
  • 26 Alphabet Letter Posters
  • Ipevo USB Doc Cam and extension stand
  • Tracking mat for cards
  • Card sorting box
  • Training videos

What skills will my students learn?

  • Letter naming
  • Punctuation skills
  • Letter sounds
  • Reading and comprehension
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Vocabulary skills
  • Phonics skills
  • Listening vocabulary
  • Letter printing
  • Basic colors
  • Word/Image association
  • Animal facts
  • Word building
  • Social / emotional skills
  • Sentence building
  • Animal Habitat Facts

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.

See Full Study

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

Watch Letters alive
in the classroom!

Mr. Greg | Kindergarten Teacher

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

See Greg’s 4-year Case Study

Watch a demo of
Letters alive

Pre-k Teacher Testimonal

reading proficiency in philadelphia My students have truly caught on like no other year for me! I’ve even had a couple of parents tell me THIS is what their child is coming home talking about!! LOVE that!
Tracy Jackson | Pre-Kindergarten Teacher


Letters alive includes

What are the NEW Zoo Keeper Lesson Plans?

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 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 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

Also includes a 60-Day Trial to ESGI

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

Getting real-time data has never been easier!

ESGI At-Home delivers accurate, authentic progress monitoring. Using Zoom, Google Meet or any district video conferencing software, teachers simply share screens and review progress.

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

Letters alive
Zoo Keeper Edition

Supplemental Reading
classroom kit

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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 4.0 (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 (Catalina is NOT supported at this time)
  • Processor: Intel i5 or better
  • RAM: 8GB or higher