Tacky the Penguin: This is part of my larger "Being Me" Book Buddies Bundle
and part of my Penguins
paired text (fiction and nonfiction) bundle.This unit is meant to guide you as you explore close reading, comprehension skills and writing about reading. Rather than write a day-by-day plan of what to do, I decided to create activities and share ideas for what you can do with this story. It is not meant to tell you HOW to teach, but rather to give you the tools to create your own lesson designs, student groupings and discussions.
There are 3 main parts to this unit – vocabulary ideas, comprehension skills (includes a “talking points” plan, activities and printables focusing on character traits and a “prove it” activity to help students practice finding support for a statement) and writing topics (responses to reading.) I have used all these activities and printables successfully in my second grade class – all in a variety of ways, depending on the needs of my students.
Word cards and definitions (2 sizes)
Vocabulary printable sheet
Vocabulary activity ideas
Vocabulary game sheet (dice roll)
Reading Plan Ideas – questions, discussion points and
ideas for talking
Comprehension activity ideas
- character traits
- character response to challenge
- story elements
- character comparison
- 3 writing topics with a variety of supports and topics
Take a look at the preview to see more of what is included.
How about adding some nonfiction to the fun?
Penguins Readers Theater Script Resource
Looking for more Book Buddies?
Molly Lou Melon - click HERE
Big Al- click HERE
Check out my Character Traits resources, too!
Character Response Graphic Organizers
Character Trait Posters
Looking for more winter resources?
Animals in Winter Interactive Folder and Mini unit
Winter Wonderland Math and ELA Centers
Math Card Games
Polar Animals nonfiction unit
Thanks for stopping by! Lisa, Second Grade Stories