This lesson plan is a great addition to a thematic unit on penguins, or can be used as an introduction on penguins. This cross-curricular (science, literacy, art) lesson can be stretched out over a couple of days. Included in this lesson is a penguin song which would be great on chart paper and read as Shared Reading in a whole group. Also included in this lesson are vocabulary words and realistic pictures to print out, laminate and use in pocket charts or bulletin boards. Step-by-step instructions are included on how to present the lesson while building background knowledge and engaging the students on these fascinating birds.