Number one for English language teachers

Animals

Teach children about the fascinating world of animals with this selection of worksheets and an exciting magazine project, the Amazing world of animals, by Carol Read.

Zebras and elephants drinking from an African watering hole

These worksheets focus on teaching children about different groups of animals, how they live and what they eat. They are the ideal way to introduce children to concepts such as classification, the relationships between species and the key characteristics of common animals.

Try a FREE sample worksheet on wild animals.

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  • Amazing world of animals

    Author: Carol Read

    The Amazing world of animals, by Carol Read, is a project for Young Learners, designed to simultaneously build up learners’ language skills and knowledge of the animal kingdom. The project is divided into six lessons and leads to a final outcome of children creating a group e-zine/magazine with the title ‘Amazing world of animals’. In each lesson, children find out about different aspects of the animal world and produce a piece of work to include in their e-zine/magazine.

  • Animal characteristics

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    This lesson plan introduces the external characteristics of animals by having pupils complete animal riddles, draw animals and then create new riddles for their partner.

  • Animal classification

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    This lesson plan consolidates the names of animals, the characteristics of mammals and practises using is and isn’t.

  • Herbivores and carnivores

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    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about the appearance and eating habits of owls, rabbits, mice and snakes, classifying them according to whether they are herbivores or carnivores.

  • Marine life

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    In this lesson plan, pupils match puzzle pieces, classify marine animals and fill in a chart according to what sea creatures can and can’t do.

  • Wild animals: Fish

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    In this lesson plan, pupils learn the main characteristics of fish, including the parts of their body, where they live, and what they eat.

  • WIld animals: Frogs

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    This lesson plan introduces the life cycle of frogs and the key characteristics of amphibians.

  • Wild Animals: Parts of their bodies

    In this lesson plan, pupils assemble a cut-out to learn the names of wild animals and label the parts of their bodies.

  • Extreme animals

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    In this lesson plan, pupils study fascinating animals, from the world’s biggest to the most intelligent.

  • Invertebrates: Tarantulas

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    A lesson plan with some excellent activities to teach students the key characteristics of these carnivorous creatures.

  • Vertebrates

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    A lesson plan to introduce the different types of vertebrates, including amphibians and mammals, and their properties.

  • Wild animals: Carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

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    In this lesson plan, pupils study the different groups of animals according to what they eat.

  • Wild Animals: Mammals, reptiles and birds

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    In this lesson plan, pupils learn the characteristics of our furry, scaled and feathered friends.

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