Tacky the Penguin Character Trait Activities

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Tacky the Penguin Character Trait Activities and Word Wall Cards has everything you need to help teach your students about character traits and physical traits! This character trait activities pack is a great book companion for the story 'Tacky the Penguin' by Helen Lester. Tacky the Penguin printables are the perfect addition for your winter activities and character traits unit! Tacky the Penguin activities consists of both color and black and white cut and paste sorting worksheets, no prep character trait graphic organizers, roll a die activities, word wall cards, and character trait anchor charts (answer sheets) to display on your bulletin board!

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♥ Assessment

♥ Homework

♥ Class discussions


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Tacky the Penguin Sorting Activities (color and b/w)

• Teacher instructions

• Sort the character traits for Tacky the Penguin and his companions (Lovely, Goodly, Angel, Perfect & Neatly).

• Sort Tacky’s character traits into appearance and qualities.

• Sort the words into synonyms and antonyms for the word weird.

• Student select a hunter from the story and list his physical traits and qualities. They then are to write what they infer about the character.

Tacky the Penguin Cut and Paste Activities & Anchor Charts (color and b/w)

• Cut and paste the 4 character traits to describe Tacky’s qualities and paste into the boxes.

• Cut and paste the 4 physical traits to describe Tacky’s appearance.

• Cut and paste the 4 character traits to describe Angel’s qualities.

• Answer sheets for cut and paste activities, which can be used as anchor charts to display on your bulletin board.

• Students select a hunter from the story. Draw the hunter inside the box in the middle and write 4 qualities inside each box to describe the character.

• Students then write 4 physical traits to describe the hunter and draw a picture of him inside the middle box.

• Students draw a picture of Goodly in the middle box and write 4 qualities inside each box to describe the character.

• Students draw a picture of Goodly and write 4 physical traits to describe the character.

Tacky the Penguin Roll a Die Activities

Students will roll a die and find evidence in the text to support each of the character traits. There are two roll a die activities included for Tacky the Penguin and his companions. Students will record their evidence on the templates provided.

Character traits and Character Word Wall Cards

Also included in this pack is 2 sets of bright blue and white word wall cards to display on your bulletin board to assist students when writing about characters in the story, One set is in fancy bold writing whilst the other set is in simple bold font. The word wall cards include the following words:

• Tacky, Angel, Perfect, Goodly, Lovely, Neatly & hunters

• Character traits - peculiar, odd, strange, funny, weird, unusual, brave, playful, silly, friendly, foolish, joyful, ungraceful, fearful, loud, quiet, graceful, nice, nasty, mean, smart, wicked, cruel, polite & confident.

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