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These resources do not contain any images. They simply let you view around 200 pictures of different animals and hear the pronunciations. The images all reside on Wikipedia and the audio files belong to Google. You can see the sources and the credits here: Picture and Audio Credits.
Resource 1: Writing a Simple, Illustrated Report about an Animal (with sound)

(Follow these steps in exactly the same order: 1. Type your paragraph, 2. Pick an animal or draw your own picture, 3. Print/Save as PDF)

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This resource gives you access to pictures of about 200 different animals. You will see an animal picture dictionary on the top part. As you browse these pictures, you will hear the name of the animal and its classification. You can use these pictures or draw your own if you wish. You can even trace these animals and then hide the picture before you print.

Resource 2: Compare and Contrast 2 Different Animals (with sound)
Below you can look at 2 separate animals at the same time in full screen. You can use it to compare and contrast 2 animals (e.g., salamander vs newt, toad vs frog, tiger vs. lion, etc.). It is good for informal discussion or for teaching differences and similarities between animals while using an interactive whiteboard.

© R. Mirshahi
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© R. Mirshahi


  1. Click the text box and use your keyboard to write about your favourite animal. You will see suggested words as you type. Click the Control or Tab key to accept the suggestion. The Tab key is better for touch devices. You can change the font size to make your paragraph fit perfectly in the space provided. Use the font sizes available and/or the Plus (+) or Minus (-) to enlarge or reduce the font size gradually.
  2. After finishing and editing your short paragraph, find the picture of the animal you wrote about (click the initial letter on the top and or use the Forward or Backward arrows near the picture. You can also hide the picture on the top by clicking the eye button and draw your own picture in the space above the text or simply write the name of the animal with one of the three fancy brushes. If you have an IWB, this step becomes a lot more fun!!! You can also trace over the picture of the animal and then hide the picture after you are finished.
  3. Click the print button.

Suggested Lessons or Activities:

  • This is designed for primary students to write a very short paragraph about an animal. You can ask students to write about animals whose names start with different letters of alphabet and create an animal alphabet book.
  • You can also use this resource about a zoo trip. In this case, students can write about a few of the animals they had seen at the zoo.

The following words are embedded in the dictionary for text prediction. The prediction starts to work after you enter at least 2 letters.

Click the Control or Tab key to accept prediction or ignore and keep writing.

"aardvark albatross alligator alpaca ant anteater antelope ape armadillo donkey baboon badger barracuda bat bear beaver bee bison boar buffalo butterfly camel caribou cat caterpillar cheetah chicken chimpanzee chinchilla clam cobra cockroach cormorant coyote crab crane crocodile crow deer dinosaur dog dogfish dolphin dove dragonfly duck dugong eagle echidna eel elephant elk emu falcon ferret finch fish flamingo fly arctic fox frog gazelle gerbil panda giraffe goat goldfinch goldfish goose gorilla grasshopper grouse guinea gull hamster hare hawk hedgehog heron herring hippopotamus hornet horse human hummingbird hyena jackal jaguar blue jay jellyfish kangaroo koala komodo dragon lark lemur leopard lion llama lobster locust louse magpie manatee meerkat mink mole monkey moose mosquito mouse mule narwhal newt nightingale octopus opossum ostrich otter owl ox oyster panther parrot partridge pelican penguin pheasant pig pigeon polar pony porcupine porpoise prairie quail rabbit raccoon ram rat raven reindeer rhinoceros salamander salmon sardine scorpion urchin seahorse seal shark sheep shrew shrimp skunk snail snake spider squid squirrel starling stingray stinkbug stork swallow swan termite tiger toad trout turkey turtle umbrella bird viper vulture wallaby walrus wasp weasel whale wolf wolverine wombat woodpecker worm yak zebra mammal reptile bird amphibian marsupial insect fastest large small slowest fastest interesting lives Africa Asia South America North desert habitat Australia Europe extinct endangered animal crawl swim runs most heaviest tallest predator prey enemies its camouflage adaptation adapted has found numbers colonies groups migrates warm climates coldest pole poisonous dangerous beautiful rare hibernate winter summer spring fall autumn snow western eastern northern southern feathers fur hair scales eggs give birth take care young babies protect protective pouch capture fangs teeth claws beak horns antlers hoofs milk hunt their there are hottest blooded cold savannah jungle ocean water grasslands mountainous mountains regions defends defence attacks nectar meat eater carnivore herbivore plant hides skin body intelligent brain legs ears trunk ivory tusks stripes spots tail paws growls purrs cub chick puppy duckling because losing survive species future sharp human development land lays colourful black white The the that yellow cool"

The following is a work sample.


Special Features:

  • built-in dictionary of animal names (most commonly known animals) and other animal-related vocabulary.
  • simple drawing tool
  • can print or save as PDF (use Google Chrome!)
  • great for IWB
  • TBA - picture library of some of the animals.
  • a collection of about 200 animal pictures Picture Credits

Other Related Modules and Useful Links:

  • TBA