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Interactive {Animal} Journal Grades 1-3

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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86 pages
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Interactive {Animal} Journal- Vertebrate Animal Characteristics/Fact Organizer Grades 1-3 INCLUDES:

♦ Samples of student work

♦ Introduction of Vertebrate Animals and the classes that are going to be covered

♦ Color and BW Posters and Vocabulary Picture Cards for each of the 5 animal

classes: mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians

  • MAMMALS: giraffe, bat, lion, kangaroo, dog, whale, boy, elephant, walrus, polar bear, gorilla, monkey
  • BIRDS: parrot, owl, penguin, pigeon, eagle, peacock, flamingo, duck, swan, woodpecker, hummingbird, quail
  • FISH: dory fish, seahorse, ice fish, flying fish, goldfish, clownfish, manta ray, electric eel, salmon, angel fish, fish skeleton, shark
  • REPTILES: alligator,, sidewinder, tortoise, sea turtle, crocodile, chameleon, gecko, horned lizard, Gila monster, king snake, rattle snake, iguana
  • AMPHIBIANS: toad, salamander, red-eyed tree frog, spade foot toad, newt, frog,


♦ Graphic Organizers of “What I Know, What I Want to Know, and What

I Learned (KWLCharts)

♦ Characteristics posters in color, and black/white

♦ Interactive “Flips” for listing all the facts in the journal

♦ 12 animal identification cards in color and black/white per animal class

♦ Cut and paste labeling “Parts of” representative animals of each class

♦ Various writing prompts to conclude each animal section: narrative, opinion, and


♦ Be a Word Detective! - using a magnifying glass, find the words inside the animals

♦ Search Cut and Paste - find animals in magazines, newspapers, flyers, etc


♦ Animal Classification Sort - Cut and Paste

♦ Animal Characteristics Sort - Cut and Paste

♦ Writing - describe and draw the most interesting or strangest animal you learned


♦ Animal Characteristics Flip Book for reference (listed above)

♦ Compare and Contrast Foldable- compare 2 animals and classes of your choice

♦ Vertebrates Puzzle


♦ to introduce VERTEBRATES or each or animal category

♦ with a partner (to ‘read’ the pictures)

♦ as flash cards

♦ as prompts and vocabulary when creating sentences orally in conversations or discussions

♦ as prompts and vocabulary when ready to begin writing sentences

♦ as a ‘WRITE the ROOM activity

♦ as whole class, centers, or individual work activities

Click HERE to see Spanish Version of this product.


Total Pages
86 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.


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