Included in this download are:
*Materials needed to create a penguin class anchor chart (Subcategories include: schema/what do I already know?; new information I have learned; one question I still have)
*Writing organizer to go along with the anchor chart
*Penguin writing paper
My students are very much into animal research! I created this product with my 3rd graders in mind. I chose to read a non-fiction book about penguins to my students. They wrote information down on their own writing organizer. We discussed their prior knowledge, new knowledge and questions they still had and then I transferred that onto the laminated anchor chart. Students then used that info to do an informative writing piece about penguins. They also created an easy to assemble craft to go along with their writing. It was a great way to do a little animal research and some informative writing!