Are you looking for a great activity for the last couple of days before winter break? The Penguins of Madagascar won’t disappoint you!
This activity develops interpretive and interpersonal skills through multiple vocabulary, reading, listening, speaking, and writing activities. This activity pre-teaches vocabulary that will help students understand the storyline of the Penguins of Madagasgar Christmas Caper episode. Students practice the vocabulary by matching vocabulary to pictures, drawing their own, completing a cloze activity with clues to help students figure out the missing word, and by writing original sentences with pre-selected words to challenge them.
*Students then read a written version of the episode that integrates the new vocabulary with descriptive language and fun expressions. Students build comprehension by completing a true/false activity and a vocabulary search for fun expressions used in the reading.
*During the video students are provided with still frames from the video to number in order. The focus during the video is primarily on comprehending and enjoying it!
*After watching the video, students narrate aloud the pictures that they numbered, write a compound sentence or two to describe that scene, and then discuss their opinions of the video with provided questions. Students are also asked to generate a few of their own questions to use for discussion. Students can be asked to write a written response before the discussion or to do it without.
*Links to both Quizlet flashcards and a Zondle game are also provided for vocabulary reinforcement in or outside of class.