Tacky the Penguin {Mini- Unit} Activities, Worksheets, Project and More!

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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Students just love the favorite story about the odd bird, Tacky the Penguin, by Helen Lester. These Common Core aligned literacy activities and printable worksheets, to be used with this story, will add some good and slightly tacky fun to your penguin or winter thematic units and lessons!

Included in this 78 page packet are:

Vocabulary Display Cards for a Center or Pocket Chart
Vocabulary Worksheets
Cut and Paste Sequencing Activity
Story Elements
Tacky (and a little wacky) Brain Break Cards
Create a New Companion for Tacky
Tacky Character Traits
ABC Order with Story Words
Comprehension questions
Interactive Notebook Flip Flap Pages
Write a Tacky Song
Acrostic Poetry
Tacky's Other Tricks
Writing in Sequence
Making Predictions
Significant Event
Writing to Explain Character Development
Venn Diagram variation with more room for writing
Companions, Hunters and Tacky~ Can, Have, Are
Penguin Craftivity (about 8 in. tall) (penguin project patterns, new shirt pattern and bow tie)
Writing on the Theme~ Why it is Good to be Different
and MORE!

I have created most every student page in black and white graphics for printer-friendly, perfect reproducibles. Not all pages are shown in the thumbnails.

Primary dashed and intermediate line styles are included for most writing pages. There are a few duplicates for this reason.

The vocabulary and brain break cards are in color only but still do not require that much ink.

Upon the completion of your unit, it would be fun to have a Tacky Day and wear some outrageous clothes and accessories in his honor! :)

**To see how I use this item in my classroom, you can read my blog post here:


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