I created a packet of graphic organizers aligned to an animal classification unit. The pages can be printed and glued in to an interactive notebook or grouped together to make a booklet with students notes. Included is a graphic organizer to use with a non-fiction book encouraging students to locate and record scientific information. This tool is conducive to integrating common core literacy standards with science curriculum.
P. 4 Essential questions
P. 5 Classification definition
P. 6 - 7 Body Covering graphic organizer/Answer Key
P. 8 Warm and Cold-blooded chart
P. 9 Key for Warm-blooded Chart and Compare & Contrast Invertebrates & Vertebrates
P. 10 Compare & Contrast Invertebrates & Vertebrates
P. 11 Invertebrates definition
P. 12 – 19 Characteristics of Vertebrates Fish, Birds, Mammals, Amphibians, Reptiles & Answer Keys & List of mentor texts to use with the unit
P. 20 Compare & Contrast Amphibians & Reptiles
P. 21 Compare & Contrast Bats & Birds
P. 22 Compare & Contrast Dolphins & Sharks
P. 23 Sample of Compare & Contrast Key
P. 24 Graphic organizer to locate and record science information
P. 25 Animal Classification Foldable – Have students use to make an organizer – add pictures and descriptions. Another option is to create a guess which group I belong to – clues on the outside and the answer on the inside. Excellent for bulletin boards, displays, or assessments.