Monday, January 28, 2013
Perfect Penguin Picks
School was closed today due to icy conditions. It's the perfect reason to share my favorite penguin book picks and a word sort freebie.
Little Penguin's Tale by Audrey Wood
Little Penguin is a delightful bird who wanders off on an adventure while his Grand Nanny is telling a story. He learns an important lesson along the way.
Penguins by Gail Gibbons
This is the perfect non-fiction companion to Little Penguins Tale. Students can learn all about where penguins live, how they grow, and what they eat.
Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
Tacky isn't your average penguin. This story illustrates the advantages of being an individual. If you enjoy this story, try reading Three Cheers for Tacky, too. Your students will love this odd bird!
Penguins by Emily Rose Townsend
This book is another great non-fiction choice, written in simple words that young students can grasp.
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
Mr. Popper is one of my favorite chapter book read-alouds for the primary classroom. Old fashion fun and laughter fill the pages.
And now for a freebie...
Making Words is a great activity to use in a whole group setting or at a center. You can download a little penguin word sort here. I'm just starting to post files, so I would love to hear what you think about this sort. Please leave feedback. :)
Time for you to share...What are your favorite penguin picks? I'd love to know!