Penguins {A Complete Nonfiction Resource!}

Lyndsey Kuster
Grade Levels
K - 2nd
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120 pages
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Lyndsey Kuster


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Penguins Nonfiction Resource

Get your students waddlin' for penguins! This resource will have your students hooked on penguins in no time. It's chock full of non-fiction fun!

The topics discussed in this packet are:

  • All About Penguins
  • Parts of a Penguin
  • Where Penguins Live
  • What Penguins Eat
  • Penguin Enemies
  • Penguins at Play
  • Penguin Chicks

In this 120 page packet, I've included:

Part 1: Posters to hang in your classroom and to use while introducing penguins (real-life photographs that show the parts of a penguin, along with important vocabulary).

Part 2: All About Penguins – These article pages were designed as a way for you to "hook" your students at the beginning of your penguin unit. You can display the article pages on your document camera as a whole group or print and display during small group instruction.

Part 3: Differentiated All About Penguins Mini-Books – These are differentiated mini-books that can be used during small group instruction.There are three versions. Each version is slightly easier than the last. I wanted to give you options because I know that many of our students come in reading at different ability levels. It is up to you to pick and choose which articles you use with your groups. You can either print in color and laminate or print them in grayscale. Text-Dependent Response sheets follow!

Part 4: Penguins Passages – These articles are PERFECT to help you and your students get into the groove of closely reading a text that requires multiple reads and answering text-dependent questions.These can either be done together in small groups OR with guided support. Questions about each close reading passage are included.

The following articles included are:

  • Emperor Penguins
  • King Penguins
  • African Penguins
  • Rockhopper Penguins

I've also included a "fact sheet" that will be helpful when students are ready to compare and contrast penguins!

Real-life photographs will enhance your students' understanding of penguins. I've also provided sheets for students to write a summary of the penguin of their choice.

Part 5: True/False Penguin Activity – After learning facts about penguins, students will sort the sentences according to whether they are true or false. I've also provided a cut/paste sheet too that requires students to read simple sentences and glue them in the correct column.

Part 6: Graphic Organizers Galore – These graphic organizers, vocabulary books, and independent practice sheets can be used however you wish! I tried to offer you many different options to help meet the needs of your diverse group.

In addition, I've also included links to some fabulous penguin web resources and books!

Please download the Preview to see some of what is included!


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