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Penguin Science & Non-Fiction ELA Unit
Penguin Science & Non-Fiction ELA Unit
Penguin Science & Non-Fiction ELA Unit
Penguin Science & Non-Fiction ELA Unit

 Do you need engaging lesson ideas and activities to teach your students all about penguins? Make learning about penguins engaging with these non-fiction ELA and science mini-lessons and activities! This resource includes fun penguin writing, a low-prep hands-on penguin craft, and tons of activities for your classroom penguin theme.

These activities will help your first grade, second grade, or third grade students build writing skills, understand informational text, and build reading comprehension while they learn interesting facts about Emperor Penguins, penguin chicks, and other types of penguins.  

⭐ Create anchor charts to lead your lessons and use the low-prep activities to teach a comprehensive unit that supports every student in your classroom.

⭐ Students will learn about penguins by reading captivating non-fiction text that is written in student language and completing partner projects and independent activities.

⭐ Penguin printable templates, worksheets, and materials are provided to teach how to draw and label a penguin, the life cycle of an Emperor Penguin, conduct a penguin research project, learn penguin facts and vocabulary, create a penguin craft, and more to fill your winter animal-themed unit!

What you get in this HUGE Penguin unit:

  • Visual activity instructions for your lessons
  • Non-fiction children’s book list about penguins to use for your project
  • Know, Wonder, Learn (KWL) & Schema activities with anchor chart headers
  • Vocabulary and fact posters with real photographs
  • Vocabulary activities – matching & cards
  • Fact sorting and recording pages
  • Labeled diagrams of an Emperor Penguin
  • Printable booklets for kids to fill-in, read, and draw
  • Life cycle of an Emperor Penguin with anchor chart headers, activities, and mini books
  • Penguin photo analysis
  • Differentiated writing prompts
  • Penguin directed drawing
  • Penguin writing and craft
  • Research report booklet and writing paper
  • Compare & contrast penguins to birds on a Venn Diagram

**Check out the PREVIEW for a thorough look into what this resource includes!**

Why You Need the All About Penguins unit:

  • This unit provides several activities and template choices making it easy to differentiate and meet the needs of your students.
  • Real facts are presented to your students in a fun, engaging way with photographs to keep them focused and excited to learn more.
  • This resource helps you facilitate meaningful lessons and discussions about Emperor Penguins to enhance your understanding of related vocabulary and facts.
  • Build oral reading fluency and comprehension skills with the included stories and ELA activities.
  • Easily display, teach, and organize the facts and vocabulary for this unit with the easy-to-print anchor chart pieces.
  • Use the included tools to facilitate a fun penguin research project!

The best part? This resource saves you time as it comes with print-and-go activities and everything you’d need to teach your students about Emperor Penguins and other types of penguins!

TEACHERS LIKE YOU SAID…

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Deborah T. says,” This is definitely a good purchase! My Grade 1 / 2 students enjoy learning from the package, and I like how you have different pages / writing levels for some of the writing activities. Of course, other than a penguin party, we concluded our unit with the All About Penguin report! Thank you!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Danielle I. says, “Thank you for sharing! Wonderful product and my class loved it. More than enough material to keep them motivated and successful-will be using again!” 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sheila C. says, “The incredible pictures in this unit were amazing! The kiddos loved this! It was a great addition to our penguin unit!”

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The activities align to the Common Core standards for Reading Informational Texts and Writing and the Next Generation Science Standards.

Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

First grade-W.1.2, W.1.7, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, RI.1.9, RI.1.10

Second grade-W.2.2, W.2.7, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, RI.2.7, RI.2.9, RI.2.10

Third grade-W.3.2, W.3.7, W.3.8, W.3.10, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.9, RI.3.10

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  • Subject Reading, Science, Writing
  • Grade Levels 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
  • Resource Type Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
  • File Type PDF (20 MB|165 pages)

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