Vertebrate and Invertebrate | Animal Classification Worksheets | Lesson Plans

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2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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I know you have limited time, so that's why I create these resources--to help you have high quality, engaging, authentic lessons to teach! With the help of this unit plan, your class will learn all about vertebrates and invertebrates, including classification skills, characteristics, and types!

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This Unit Includes:

✓ What classification is and how to use a classification chart

✓ What makes an animal an animal

✓ Identifying characteristics of vertebrates and invertebrates

✓ Comparing and contrasting vertebrate and invertebrate animals

✓ Exploring the five classes of vertebrates: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish

With This Unit You’ll Get:

✓ Non-fiction reading pieces to help practice reading skills

✓ Engaging, hands-on science labs and explorations

✓ Review games, foldable activities, and task cards

✓ Engaging and rigorous activities that meet a variety of learning styles

✓ Practice and review sheets (printables)

✓ Activities that encourage higher order thinking

✓ High quality, day by day lesson plans (10 days)

✓ Answer keys

.… and so much more!

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Final Notes:

While I recommend printing in color and laminating materials for future use, it is not necessary. These materials print just fine in grayscale.

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These lessons are perfect for tutors, paraprofessionals, volunteers, and substitutes! They are low prep, too!

With 10 complete lesson plans in this unit, that's less than a dollar a day for everything you need--worksheets, centers, scripted lessons, vocabulary, and much more! It's definitely worth the value!

This unit plan is perfect if you have to teach about animal classification but weren't sure how or are just starting out! This unit plan saves you time! Additionally, with scripted plans it's perfect for when you have a substitute!

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Total Pages
71 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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