Learn that the animal kingdom is divided into categories called classifications; identify particular animals by classification; create a class mural which represents the five classifications of the animal kingdom: amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles.
Common Core Standards in Language Arts
Reading: Informational Text
Craft and Structure:
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
National Visual Arts Standards (2014)
Individually or collaboratively construct representations, diagrams, or maps of places that are part of everyday life.