Classifying Animals Card Sort

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The classifying animals card sort is comprised of 3 cards for each animal group [characteristics, the group name and an image]. Simply print and then cut out the set of cards [laminate if you wish to make class sets]. Students then shuffle the cards and sort them into their correct sets. Comes with a color and alternative black and white set as well as 6 blank cards to add your own animal groups.

Works great as a starter activity or plenary. Could also be used for concentration and snap.

Animal groups included:

1. mammals

2. birds

3. reptiles

4. amphibians

5. fish

6. crustaceans

7. insects

8. echinoderms

9. arachnids

10. annelids

11. mollusks

12. cnidaria

Cards included:

➸ 36 color cards

➸ 36 black and white cards

➸ 3 blank cards

Great accompaniments to this resource:

Classifying Animals Activity Booklet

Classifying Animals Task Cards

Classifying Animals PowerPoint Presentation

Classifying Animals Tarsia Puzzle

Classifying Animals Fact Fan

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Ron Leishman

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
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