Waddle This Way to Learn All About Penguins Activity Pack
This interactive and creative unit all about penguins will keep your students highly engaged with kid-friendly articles, vocabulary posters, and hands-on activities.
Penguins are birds that can't fly with a funny waddle! Waddle this way as we take a closer look at penguins! This pack includes everything you need to teach, investigate, and learn all about penguins with a close up look at Emperor Penguins.
This activity pack includes:
✔Anticipatory Set with True/False Questions
✔Reading passages all about Penguins (6)
✔Meet Willy Waddle, a Rockhopper Penguin
✔Meet Wendy Waddle, an Emperor Penguin
✔Life Cycle of a Penguin
✔Body Parts of a Penguin
✔Focus on Adaptations Activity
✔Polar Region Habitat Activity
✔Penguins Vocabulary Posters--with real-life photos
✔Vocabulary Flip Flaps--great for interactive notebooks
✔FlipBook (6 pages)
This Penguins Unit has Three Main Activities:
There are 3 main activities:
Introduce the 12 vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use as a center activity. These posters are excellent for a bulletin board display too.
Informational Articles & Comprehension Activities:
Have students read the informational articles all about penguins with a special look at emperor penguins. There are two case studies where students will meet Willy Waddle and Wanda Waddle to learn more about Rockhopper and Emperor Penguins. Then complete the comprehension and connection activities. There are also lots of hands on activities to learn about the body parts of a penguin and life cycle of penguins.
Have students complete the 6-page Penguins Flip Booklet. I usually have them do one page at each center or station. They can use the articles as a reference source to help them complete the pages of the booklet. Lastly, they cut, color, and assemble the booklet. The Penguins Flip-Up Booklet can be glued or stapled inside their interactive notebooks, file folder, or a 12x18 piece of construction paper folded like a book cover.
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