Mr. Popper's Penguins Thematic Unit

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
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140 pages
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Mr. Popper’s Penguins is fantastically fun story to share with your students. This unit is filled with many resources to compliment your study of the novel. Additionally, you will find some fun non-fiction elements to help your students learn more about penguins This unit is a perfect resource for integrating your science and literature. Fun QR code Fact Posters linking to additional research resources too.

Teacher Chapter Notes Include: prediction, inference, alliteration, simile, metaphor, foreshadowing, onomatopoeia, idioms by chapter

12 pages of Comprehension Questions (56 questions across the entire book)

53 Vocabulary Words to choose from to display in your pocket chart
Vocabulary Cards in two different formats. One to be printed back to back as flashcards or as deck of cards for memory matching games.
6 Vocabulary quizzes

Bookmarks for the 15 most popular species of penguins that include an illustrations and basic facts about the species.

Integrate some science with some fun homework:
Homework activity experimenting with how long it takes water to freeze
Homework activity to build an insulated penguin house

Graphic Organizer for charting character, setting, problem/solution & adjectives

Integrate more science with Fact Posters for the 15 most popular species of penguins. Posters include an illustration, basic facts and a QR Code linking to an educational website with additional information for each species for students to see photos and do additional research.

Fact Memory Matching Game for the 15 most popular species of penguins. Cards include QR codes for students to check and see if their matches are correct.

Bonus: Integrate math with literature using this double digit addition regrouping math prompt helping to calculate how much fish Mr. Popper needs to feed the penguins.

Follow this link to see an additional penguin research and writing resource:
Penguin Research and Writing Project

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