Before reading Mr. Popper's Penguins, we made penguin book buddies. To make them though, the students were given the text to make them. They were also given a rubric to see how well they followed directions. After it was completed, they had to write the steps in paragraph form instead of the steps. They did great and the penguins were adorable!
Included is the steps, directions for the teacher, pictures of how mine have turned out, a rubric, writing paper, a penguin KWL chart, and a preview to my Mr. Popper's Penguins novel study.