Ocean Animals Comprehension Clip Cards

  • $3.50

This resource contains 20 self-correcting ocean animals clip cards with 2 recording worksheets. 

Each card features an ocean animal and four basic sentences. Students choose the two sentences that correctly describe the ocean animal and clip them using clothespins or paper clips. Students can then flip the card over and check their answers against the correct ones given on the back.


What You Will Receive

  • 20 ocean animals clip cards- each card features one ocean animal and four descriptive sentences

  • 2 recording sheets for your students to record the correct answers (these worksheets are provided in both color and black and white- you can print in color or print in black and white and instruct students to color the ocean animals as they complete the worksheet)

The ocean animals featured in this set of clip cards are starfish, clownfish, orca, dolphin, crab, eel, puffer fish, whale, seal, lobster, turtle, jellyfish, walrus, shark, manatee, seahorse, squid, swordfish, octopus and stingray.

These engaging (and super cute) clip cards will give your students loads of practice with:

  • Recognising and naming ocean animals
  • Basic descriptive sentences
  • Colors
  • Use of the verbs “to have” and “to be”


To Prepare the Cards

The clip cards are quick and easy to prepare, and full instructions are included. Simply print the cards on white cardstock. Cut around the outside edge and along the horizontal dotted line in the middle of the page. DO NOT cut along the vertical line in the middle of the page. The two top cards and the two bottom cards should still be attached along the vertical line. Fold each card in half along the vertical line and glue together. Your clip card is ready to use.

Using the Clip Cards in the Classroom

Provide students with clothespins or paper clips. If you wish for your students to record their answers, provide them with a copy of the recording sheets as well. Students hold the clip cards so that the picture and sentences are facing them. They then use clothespins or paper clips to clip the two sentences that correctly describe the ocean animal on the card. Students can check their answers against the correct ones given on the reverse side of each card.

Using the Clip Cards in Your Online ESL Lessons

These clip cards work great in online ESL lessons as well. Simply hold the card up so that your student/s can see the picture and read the sentences. Point to the first sentence and ask the student/s to read it. They can then indicate if the sentence is correct or incorrect by saying “True” or “False” or giving the thumbs up or thumbs down signal. Repeat this process for all four sentences. You can then turn the card over for the students to check their answers. These clip cards are perfect as a warm-up activity and are a great addition to any animal, ocean or summer-themed lesson.

AU / NZ / CAN / UK Version

A second version of the clip cards is provided with spelling that is appropriate for Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK. 


How To Access Your Resources

As soon as your payment processes, you will be redirected to a download page. This usually takes no more than a minute or two. I recommend that you download your purchases immediately and save them to your computer. Shortly after your payment processes, you will receive an email that also contains the download link.

The easiest way to access your purchases in the future is to set up a Spark ESL account. All of your purchases will be stored in your personal account and you will be able to easily access them at a later date if need be.

Refund Policy

Due to the nature of digital products (ie. they cannot be returned in the same way that a physical product can), Spark ESL does not offer refunds. It is your responsibility to determine if the product is right for you and/or your students prior to purchasing. If you have any questions about this resource, please reach out prior to making a purchase so that you can make a fully informed decision. 

In the unlikely event that a complication arises with your order or you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, please contact me directly at info@sparkesl.com and together we will work out the best solution for you. 

I wish you and your students loads of fun and learning with this activity!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a digital product. No physical product will be shipped.

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