If you use Journeys 3rd grade Common Core 2014 this is a great project to do in connection with lesson 20. We implemented this project after 3rd grade Journey’s Lesson 20. The Vocabulary Reader for lesson 20 is titled Emperor Penguins. It is not necessary that you use Journeys to use this product. It can be used for standalone research project on penguins.
We have found that students love selecting their own topic and researching when the final product is a PowerPoint. We work on the research and PowerPoint project during small guided reading groups. This gives the advanced readers the opportunity to soar ahead, and the struggling readers the opportunity to have the much needed support to produce a meaningful product.
• Tri-Fold Note Taking form- specific to penguins
We had students present their PowerPoints the last week of school. It was a great way to keep the students engaged up to the very end. I even one student teach others how to insert sound effects into their presentations.
This project addresses the following Common Core State Standards:
W.3.5 W.3.6 W.3.7 W.3.8
This note-taking form is included in my Penguin Search Project
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