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This Penguin resource has 165 pages full of everything you need for your penguin theme. It includes penguin science, penguin reading, and non-fiction penguin writing activities. This pack has everything you need to teach about penguins (lesson suggestions, printables, activities, anchor charts, headings for charts, templates, sorts, & much more!).
Penguin printables and materials are provided to teach the penguin labeled diagram, research and write a report about penguins, penguin types, compare and contrast, can/have/are, penguin vocabulary, fact sheets, penguin life cycle, and more!
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The activities align to the Common Core standards for Reading Informational Texts and Writing and the Next Generation Science Standards for Grades 1 & 3.
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The activities included upon instant download:
*Full Listings of the COMMON CORE STANDARDS covered in the unit
*4 pages ofpenguin FACT SHEETS provide the teacher and students with information on the appearance, habitat, diet, movement& communication, predators, life cycle, and interesting facts.
*Penguin KWL (KNOW WONDER LEARN) & SCHEMA Sheets & Headers for charts
*Tons of penguin VOCABULARY CARDS (for every word bold in the fact sheets provided)
*penguin DEFINITION & WORD MATCH activity where students must match cards together.
*penguin THEME WORD activity where students must define words using a glossary and illustrate the meaning.
*SORTING FACTS activity where students must cut and paste facts into the correct category (appearance, diet, etc.) about penguins.
*penguin CAN, HAVE, ARE,LIVE, EAT sheets & optional list of facts to sort under the correct headings
*penguin CLOSE READING activity. Read the passage provided and answer questions and make connections based on the text.
*FINDING INTERESTING penguin FACTS sheet is provided. Have students read and record the main facts from the fact sheets.
*ASKING QUESTIONS about penguins before, during, and after reading and learning. Blank template provided for students to record their questions.
*TYPES OF PENGUINS CRAFT - make a craft with examples of penguins. Can be used as a measurement activity to put the penguins in order by size.
*Many penguin LIFE CYCLE activities and posters provided!
1) Anchor chart
2) Posters & headings to make class anchor charts
3) Mini book to write about the life cycle
4) Story book to fill in and draw pictures
5) Cut & paste labels around the life cycle
*penguin LABELED DIAGRAM activities & posters
1) Anchor Charts
2) Posters & Heading to make class anchor charts
3) Cut & paste the labels/name the parts
*COMPARE & CONTRAST with Venn Diagrams. Compare penguins and to other birds. 3 different sheets provided.
*penguin RESEARCH TEMPLATE for students to record notes that they locate while reading the fact sheets or elsewhere. Organized into headings (diet, habitat & life cycle, etc.)
*penguin REPORT BOOKLET & WRITING PAPER are provided as a follow up to the research project. Students can put their notes into paragraph form and make a non-fiction book.
Look at the PREVIEW for an 11-page overview of the activities and materials provided in this pack.
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