Paragraph Writing - Penguin Paragraph Craftivity
Get your students writing different kinds of paragraphs with this fun December craftivity. You can use these Paragraph Penguins as a whole class activity, writing center or writer’s workshop, guided writing activity, or early-finisher activity for extra practice with writing different kinds of paragraphs.
Students will follow the prompts on the penguin panels to complete 6 different paragraphs (narrative, descriptive, expository and procedural). It is a good idea to have your students complete rough copies for each paragraph (and revise and edit) before they complete their good copies on the penguin panels. They are instructed to have at least 5 sentences in each paragraph (a topic sentence, at least 3 details (body sentences), and a conclusion sentence. The prompts are winter and holiday themed. I have also included a lined template without a prompt in case you want to add your own prompt, or let your students come up with their own prompt. There is also a blank template in case you want to assemble your penguins into a book instead of a 3D craftivity.
This resource contains options for two different sizes of penguins – one on full sheets (great for display in a larger area, or for students who need a larger writing area), and one on half sheets (great for smaller display areas). Print only the size you need.
I have also included a rubric for formative or summative assessment.
You have three different options for printing (you want your penguins to be sturdy enough to stand on their own):
- Print white construction paper and let your students color the accents on the penguin
- Print on cardstock
- Print on regular paper, then glue onto construction paper and cut around each penguin shape.
For easier completion, be sure students complete each page BEFORE they assemble the penguin.
This product is also included in my December Literacy Craftivity Bundle which contains 3 different literacy-themed craftivities for December.
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