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.
After the domain pieces are in place, students use their textbooks or online resources to write the appropriate domain in the blanks.
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.
Finally, students write the correct kingdoms in the blanks on the right side of the paper.
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!