Learning with Penguins: Using Tacky and Non-Fiction Books

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Jen Ross - Teacher by the Beach
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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125 pages
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Jen Ross - Teacher by the Beach


This pack is a great supplement to your penguin unit! It uses Tacky the Penguin books as well as non-fiction books to enhance your students' learning!

Describe Tacky - using adjectives; a tree map and a circle map
Cause and Effect
Story Structure - BME, summarizing wiht SWBSF
Problem and Solution
Text Connection
Character Analysis
A Table to compare Tacky books' story structure
Venn-diagrams with Writing extensions
Fiction/Non-fiction comparison
Compare/contrast assessments
Sentence Scramble Activity

Non-fiction section includes:
Vocabulary Cards
Vocabulary Student book (2 versions)
Non-Fiction Book Summary Planning pages - with example
Summarizing Writing pages
Lesson plans and book suggestions
research recording sheet (LOTS of different versions)
Label a penguin, with a guided drawing option

Student non-fiction writing book includes: (different versions for each page so you can do penguins in general or specific penguins)
planning page
cover page (different options)
table of contents
what is a penguin
what penguins eat
penguin predators
penguin babies
about the author

*******Please download the preview to see what's inside!*******

This was updated 1/6/16, adding 40 pages of fun!
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125 pages
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