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Animal Classification Unit with Mammals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles, and Amphibians

Students will love learning all about animals with this fun and engaging resource. This unit includes reading passages, comprehension questions, tri-fold booklets, vocabulary posters, and activities for each of the five animal groups.
The following animal groups are highlighted in this unit:
Plus there are lots of kid-friendly activities:
•Comprehension Questions
•Trifold Brochures—one for each of the 5 groups
•Animal Classification Cards Sorting Activity
•Animal Chart Diagram
•Name That Invertebrate
•Pocket Sort for Vertebrates and Invertebrates
•Flipbook for 5 groups of vertebrates (6-pages)
•Flip Fact Flaps
•Vocabulary Posters
•Spotlight on Vocabulary
•Visual Directions
•Answer Keys
There are three main activities:
Set up a learning station or center for each of the five animal groups.
For each station print and copy the following:
✔Reading Passages
✔Comprehension Questions
✔Tri-fold Booklets
Have students read the passages, answer the questions, and complete the tri-fold booklets for each group.
There are lots of activities to reinforce learning as you progress through the unit:
•Animal Classification Cards Sorting Activity
•Animal Chart Diagram
•Name That Invertebrate
•Pocket Sort for Vertebrates and Invertebrates
•Flipbook for 5 groups of vertebrates (6-pages)
•Flip Fact Flaps
Introduce the vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters. You could post these posters around the classroom and have the students travel around to write the definitions under the flip flaps in their notebooks. These make an attractive bulletin board in a snap!
Meets the following learning standards:
S5L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to group organisms using scientific classification procedures.
a. Illustrate how animals are sorted into two groups: vertebrates and invertebrates.
b.Illustrate how vertebrates are divided into five groups: mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians.
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Animal Classification Unit for Kids


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