Informational Text: Penguins is a 40 page comprehensive packet containing 12 informational learning activities on penguins Ten sheets require students to read and answer key details focused on the animal type, habitat, diet and body attributes and includes the “I can” statement: I can read and answer key details about (the featured penguin). Two sheets feature information on penguins’ diet and life cycle. Most sheets also include a text element such as a glossary and a question requiring its use.
The packet also includes penguin trading cards and special report paper which allow students to expand their research on penguins.
* Versatile use: use as a mini reading lesson focused on key details or text elements, to increase reading of informational text each day, as center work, early finishers, homework and as assessments.
Teach and give students practice:
* answering questions with key details using informational text
* using text elements such as charts, diagrams and glossaries to help reading understanding
* using penguin trading cards for students to research and write facts
*writing and illustrating their own animal report using the enclosed graphic organizer and special report paper