Sunday, September 18, 2016

3 Kingdoms and 6 Domains Differentiated Foldable

Are you looking for an interactive, differentiated way to teach the 3 scientific domains and 6 kingdoms?  Then you need to read on to see how I make a taxonomic foldable for students' notebooks!

I created differentiated pages for students of various learning needs. The one shown below is the fill-in-the-blank version I distribute to most students.  
I differentiate in the following ways:
For students needing a challenge: I have them copy the notes by hand and/or give them copy of the foldable that doesn't have the kingdoms/domains written in.  They must use their resources to find the answers and fill in the blanks independently.  
For students needing extra assistance: I provide them with a completed copy (the answer key) to either copy the answers into the blanks, or to keep and highlight as we go over the answers as a class.


We start by folding a piece of paper in half vertically and hold-punching it (so it will go in our 3-ring binder).  The picture below shows how we cut, arrange, and glue the 3 domains information on the outside cover of the foldable.  


3 scientific domains and 6 kingdoms interactive notebook foldable.  Differentiated fill-in-the-blank.


After the domain pieces are in place, students use their textbooks or online resources to write the appropriate domain in the blanks


3 scientific domains and 6 kingdoms interactive notebook foldable.  Differentiated fill-in-the-blank.



Next, we work on the inside flaps.  
First, students glue the 6 kingdoms on the right.  Then, I have students rewrite the domains on the left and draw arrows from the domain to the kingdom under which it is classified.  


3 scientific domains and 6 kingdoms interactive notebook foldable.  Differentiated fill-in-the-blank.



Finally, students write the correct kingdoms in the blanks on the right side of the paper.


3 scientific domains and 6 kingdoms interactive notebook foldable.  Differentiated fill-in-the-blank.


This packet includes:
~Suggestions for how to use the foldable in differentiated instruction
~Step-by-Step directions for completing the foldable
~Pictures for completing each step of the foldable
~Answers written on the picture guide to serve as an answer key

If you'd like to pick up a copy, click here.

Do you teach classification?  Do you have any foldables or interactives you would recommend?  I'd love to hear about what you're using!




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