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    tacky the penguin tree map

    FREE Penguin Mini Unit

    Free Tacky the Penguin unit

    Books: Tacky the Penguin

    I love, love, love Tacky the Penguin! This blog has lots of fun ideas: Primary Graffiti: Tacky Celebration {Freebie Lesson}

    Kindergarten Crayons: Here are some penguin activities for teachers:

    Tacky the Penguin

    Close Reading Companion: Tacky the Penguin {freebie}

    Tacky the Penguin: Connecting with Characters $

    Tacky the Penguin

    Plenty of penguin activities! I can't wait to start my penguins unit :)

    During reader's workshop we used the book The Snowy Day to respond to literature. Here are some of the activities we did. We made text-to-self connections. They drew Peter in the snow and then they drew themselves in the snow. They loved this activity.

    tree map: can, have, are

    FREE CVC Apple Tree Build-a-Word activity. Add some fun to your reading program this fall!

    Story sequencing with Tacky the Penguin.

    I like the "can, have, are" idea. It could work for any topic! Looks similar to a KWL, but with a twist.

    Character traits anchor chart

    sequence anchor chart using "Tacky the Penguin."

    Draw a superhero blank like shown and have kids decide what kind of hero they'd be. Why? What powers would they have? Who would they help?

    Free penguin cut, paste, and write the sentence printable page. Terrific winter activity for beginning readers and writers in Kindergarten and 1st grade.