What kid doesn’t like animals!? In this ABC Order Center, you’ll find sets of animals cards grouped together by animal habitat/type.
Some sets have animals that all begin with a different letter, and others have two or three words that begin with the same letter. Putting things in alphabetical order is one of those skills that was never a big focus in any curriculum//standards I used, but it would ALWAYS pop up on assessments. This is part of the reason why I created ABC Order Centers in the first place. Included in the center are various recording sheets/writing pages so you can differentiate basked on your student’s needs and abilities. I LOVE including the writing pages because it never hurts to squeeze in writing practice wherever you can!
There are twelve sets of animal cards included. Each set is labeled and color coded to keep them together easily. You could, of course, mix them up to create your own unique sets.
The types of animals that are included are:
- Ocean Animals
- Farm Animals
- Pond Animals
- Forest Animals
- Arctic Animals
- Desert Animals
- African Animals
- Asian Animals
- Australian Animals
- Rainforest Animals
- and Bugs
This resource can be used:
- As a classroom literacy center
- As an independent or early-finisher activity
- As a whole group way to introduce ABC order
- As a small group activity
- A supplemental activity to a science or animal unit of study
It can be used by teachers in a classroom or small group setting or by homeschoolers or parents looking for a fun way to practice alphabetizing and writing.
Students will select a set of animal cards and then arrange them in alphabetical order. They will then record their answers on any one of the recording sheets. Some of the recording sheets have a place to write the words in ABC order, write sentences for each animal, and illustrate a picture to match a sentence. There is also one bonus practice page where students alphabetize groups of animal related words.