Animal Classes

This is a jigsaw activity for the whole class, looking at different classes of animals. It can be used for classes including EAL learners who are New to English and those who are Fluent.

Learners are first placed in groups looking at one particular class of animal, then re-oganised into jigsaw groups where they pool their knowledge in order to sort animals into appropriate classes. There are clues provided, consisting of shorter more accessible descriptions, so those who need more support can join in with the rest of the class.

Resource downloads

On the right hand side of this page are a number of documents that you can download for free. Please note that the Teaching Notes and Resources can be found in the pdf document (the first item on the list), whilst the PowerPoint document(s) include(s) presentation(s) which you can display on your interactive board in your classroom.

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