This nonfiction look at Antarctica is an excellent introduction to research and environmental concerns in this continent. This book journal includes many story elements, "Walk In Their Shoes" - a diary where each student can imagine themselves as emperor penguins, trying to survive in this environment. This journal also includes graphic organizers, constructed response writing, vocabulary, close reading quote analysis questions, informational paragraph writing, and much more!
- Fiction vs. nonfiction
- What do you know about...
During Reading Activities:
-10 specific comprehension questions
- Sketch important story events.
After Reading Activities:
- Personal Traits analysis
- Compare and contrast
- Cause and effect
- Friendly letter writing - letter to the author
- Reader's response writing prompt - text to self - 4 writing prompts:
Write About It, Think about it, Go Deeper (close reading format)
- Book rating pages
- Author's purpose
- Vocabulary cards
- Summing it up - thoughts about what was read - what do you still wonder about?
- Important Noun search
-Sketch favorite part.
-Web graphic organizer - facts about Antarctica
-Graphic organizer, informational paragraph
-Writing page - informational paragraph
-Beginning, Middle, End graphic organizer
-Story Retelling graphic organizer
-"Step Into Their Shoes" - writing in diary pages
-Main idea graphic organizer
Can be used in whole, small and individual settings. Can be used as individual pages or as a packet.