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This Penguin resource has 165 pages full of everything you need for your penguin theme. It includes penguin science, penguin reading, and non-fiction penguin writing activities. This pack has everything you need to teach about penguins (lesson suggestions, printables, activities, anchor charts, headings for charts, templates, sorts, & much more!).
Penguin printables and materials are provided to teach the penguin labeled diagram, research and write a report about penguins, penguin types, compare and contrast, can/have/are, penguin vocabulary, fact sheets, penguin life cycle, and more!
You can get this unit in the Non-Fiction & Science for the Whole Year Bundle. This bundle has many units covering themes for the whole year.
The activities included upon instant download:
*Full Listings of the COMMON CORE STANDARDS covered in the unit
*4 pages of penguin FACT SHEETS provide the teacher and students with information on the appearance, habitat, diet, movement& communication, predators, life cycle, and interesting facts.
*Penguin KWL (KNOW WONDER LEARN) & SCHEMA Sheets & Headers for charts
*Tons of penguin VOCABULARY CARDS (for every word bold in the fact sheets provided)
*penguin DEFINITION & WORD MATCH activity where students must match cards together.
*penguin THEME WORD activity where students must define words using a glossary and illustrate the meaning.
*SORTING FACTS activity where students must cut and paste facts into the correct category (appearance, diet, etc.) about penguins.
*penguin CAN, HAVE, ARE,LIVE, EAT sheets & optional list of facts to sort under the correct headings
*penguin CLOSE READING activity. Read the passage provided and answer questions and make connections based on the text.
*FINDING INTERESTING penguin FACTS sheet is provided. Have students read and record the main facts from the fact sheets.
*ASKING QUESTIONS about penguins before, during, and after reading and learning. Blank template provided for students to record their questions.
*TYPES OF PENGUINS CRAFT - make a craft with examples of penguins. Can be used as a measurement activity to put the penguins in order by size.
*Many penguin LIFE CYCLE activities and posters provided!
1) Anchor chart
2) Posters & headings to make class anchor charts
3) Mini book to write about the life cycle
4) Story book to fill in and draw pictures
5) Cut & paste labels around the life cycle
*penguin LABELED DIAGRAM activities & posters
1) Anchor Charts
2) Posters & Heading to make class anchor charts
3) Cut & paste the labels/name the parts
*COMPARE & CONTRAST with Venn Diagrams. Compare penguins and to other birds. 3 different sheets provided.
*penguin RESEARCH TEMPLATE for students to record notes that they locate while reading the fact sheets or elsewhere. Organized into headings (diet, habitat & life cycle, etc.)
*penguin REPORT BOOKLET & WRITING PAPER are provided as a follow up to the research project. Students can put their notes into paragraph form and make a non-fiction book.
Look at the PREVIEW for an 11-page overview of the activities and materials provided in this pack.
The activities align to the Common Core standards for Reading Informational Texts and Writing and the Next Generation Science Standards for Grades 1 & 3.
Upon purchase, you will be able to instantly download a PDF file.
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