Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester is one of my all time favorite books to use in the classroom! There are lots of opportunities to teach a variety of skills with this book, and I have included some of my favorite games, printables and activities in this unit.
Concepts covered include:
Beginning-Middle and End (cut and glue activity)
Close Read Printables: text based comprehension and text evidence questions
Point of View
What was your favorite part of the story?
Story Elements: Title, Author, Characters, Setting, etc.
Vocabulary and Definitions from the story
Fact VS. Opinion Pocket Chart Activity for Whole Group
Addition Bump Game
Patterning Strips with Penguin Theme
** and remember that depending on the level of your children, the printables and graphic organizers are designed for written answers or illustrated answers!
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Tacky the Penguin