Penguins Non-Fiction ELA & Science Unit

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  • Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
  • Subjects: Reading, Science
  • Product Type: Lesson/Unit Plans, Printable
  • Format: Digital product, Downloadable

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Total Price: $36.00

Product Description

This 'All About Penguins' pack has 165 pages full of everything you need for your penguin theme. It includes penguin science, penguin reading, and non-fiction penguin writing activities. 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!

This pack has everything you need to teach about penguins (lesson suggestions, printables, activities, anchor charts, headings for charts, templates, sorts, & much more!). 

****UPDATED OCT. 2015 ~ 8 Fact Posters are now included with beautiful eye-catching photos of penguins and all the important information from the penguin fact sheets!**** 

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. 
The activities included upon instant download:

*Full Listings of the COMMON CORE STANDARDS covered in the unit

*4 pages ofFACT SHEETS provide the teacher and students with information on the appearance, habitat, diet, movement& communication, predators, life cycle, and interesting facts.

* KWL (KNOW WONDER LEARN) & SCHEMA Sheets & Headers for charts

*Tons of VOCABULARY CARDS (for every word bold in the fact sheets provided)

* DEFINITION & WORD MATCH activity where students must match cards together.

*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.)

*CAN, HAVE, ARE,LIVE, EAT sheets & optional list of facts to sort under the correct headings

*CLOSE READING activity. Read the passage provided and answer questions and make connections based on the text.

*FINDING INTERESTING FACTS sheet is provided. Have students read and record the main facts from the fact sheets.

*ASKING QUESTIONS 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 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

*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.

*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.)

*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.

You might also be interested in these Non-Fiction ELA & Science units available in my store HERE

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