Worksheet for Independent Practice: Classify and Categorize

Accompany the story Splish! Splash! Animal Baths by April Sayre with a graphic organizer designed to reinforce comprehension through sorting and classifying. Scholars sort animals that live on land and those that live in the water, and identify how each one bathes. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Work with the class as a whole or in small group rotations
  • Visit the library or search on mobile learning devices for additional information about land and water animals 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires the story or another one like it
  • Images of animals are very colorful and may not print well in black and white
Pros

  • Encourages classifying and sorting skills
  • Appeals to animal lovers and young readers alike
Cons

  • Some images do not fit the spaces provided 
Common Core

NGSS