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Penguins: A Research and Writing Project PLUS Centers!

Grade Levels
PreK - 2nd
Formats Included
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150 pages
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  1. Are you looking for a Science or Social Studies curriculum? Are you looking for an easy and engaging way to make research and writing appropriate for your primary students? Then this bundle is for YOU! This is a bundle of 21 of our research project creations designed to be done from January-June, bu
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This penguin research project is designed to make research and writing developmentally appropriate and engaging for students. This resource contains everything you need to create anchor charts, graphic organizers, student research journals, and centers to conduct a penguin research project in your classroom. This project can be differentiated for K-2nd grade. Early grades can do the research as a whole group and older grades can do the research independently.


  • Suggested Book List
  • Penguins Research Journal Pages
  • KWL Chart and Labels
  • Can/Have/Are Chart and Labels
  • Look/Live/Eat Chart and Labels
  • Parts of a Penguin Diagram
  • True/False Penguin Facts
  • Informational Writing
  • Narrative Writing

8 Math and Literacy Centers:

  • Ten Frame Matching
  • Addition to 10
  • Subtraction to 10
  • Number Order (to 100)
  • CVC-E Word Matching
  • CVC Word Matching 
  • Rhyming Word Matching
  • Beginning Sounds Matching 

Read our blog post on this Penguin Research Project: CLICK HERE

You can also see my Arctic Animals Research Creation which includes 8 animals and 300 pages of research, writing, and centers!  Arctic Animals Research Project

See the entire TKS Research Project Collection: CLICK HERE

Please be sure to check out our website to read our blog, download freebies & handouts in the Resource Center, see where Mr. Greg will be making appearances in the Events tab, and more.  Visit our website here: The Kindergarten Smorgasboard

Thank you!

Greg & Jason Warren


Total Pages
150 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


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