Penguins Resource Set

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Penguins by Anne Schreiber

Explore the world of penguins by reading and working with this high-interest, nonfiction text by Anne Schreiber. In addition to the amazing facts and beautiful photograph, using this anchor text and resource set pairing teaches students how to comprehend the features of nonfiction text as they practice comprehension strategies like retelling and summarizing, making connections, visualizing, determining importance, and asking questions.

Teach with Penguins by Anne Schreiber

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  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Suffixes -er and -est
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • Asking Questions: RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Determining Importance: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Connections: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.7 RI.3.9 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.4 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Visualizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.5 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Word Work: RF.3.3 RF.3.4
  • Vocabulary: L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
  • Asking Questions: 3.13A 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6I 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.9D(i) 3.9D(ii) 3.9D(iii)
  • Determining Importance: 3.10A 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6E 3.6G 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.9D(i) 3.9D(ii) 3.9D(iii)
  • Making Connections: 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6E 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.9D(i) 3.9D(ii) 3.9D(iii)
  • Retelling & Summarizing: 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6G 3.6I 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8D 3.9D(i) 3.9D(ii) 3.9D(iii)
  • Visualizing: 3.10C 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6D 3.6E 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7E 3.7F 3.9D(i) 3.9D(ii) 3.9D(iii)
  • Word Work: 3.2A(vi) 3.2B(vii) 3.3C
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    Penguins Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Penguins

    Turn natural curiosity about these amazing creatures into an asking questions mini lesson. Penguins by Anne Schreiber presents a wide variety of interesting facts, using several different features of nonfiction text, to get readers ready to wonder about these cold-weather creatures.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.13A 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6I 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.9D(i) 3.9D(ii) 3.9D(iii)

    Determining Importance with Penguins

    Headings, captions, photographs, and text all work together to convey meaning in a nonfiction text such as Anne Schreiber's Penguins. This determining importance mini lesson will prompt students to use all of these features when thinking about what information is most important to remember.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.10A 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6B 3.6E 3.6G 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.9D(i) 3.9D(ii) 3.9D(iii)

    Making Connections with Penguins

    Increase student understanding of the material included in Penguins by Anne Schreiber by incorporating this making connections mini lesson. Readers who use something they already are familiar with to make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections improve their comprehension.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.7 RI.3.9 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6E 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.9D(i) 3.9D(ii) 3.9D(iii)

    Retelling and Summarizing with Penguins

    When reading a nonfiction text like Penguins by Anne Schreiber, it is important for students to pause and think about what they have learned. This retelling and summarizing mini lesson will show students how to use breaks in the text and features of nonfiction text to help them remember important ideas.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.4 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6G 3.6I 3.7B 3.7C 3.7D 3.7E 3.7F 3.7G 3.8D 3.9D(i) 3.9D(ii) 3.9D(iii)

    Visualizing with Penguins

    As readers practice visualizing with Anne Schreiber's Penguins and this focused mini lesson, they will be able to use the full-color photographs and other images (including maps and diagrams) to check their thinking.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.5 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.10C 3.13C 3.13E 3.13H 3.1A 3.1C 3.1D 3.1E 3.6A 3.6D 3.6E 3.6I 3.7A 3.7B 3.7C 3.7E 3.7F 3.9D(i) 3.9D(ii) 3.9D(iii)

    Penguins Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    Penguins Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Penguins. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Penguins Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Penguins.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, Reader's Notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with Penguins by Anne Schreiber. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Penguins Word Work - Suffixes -er and -est

    Make classroom reading time even more productive by using Penguins to teach word study. This book is an excellent resource for teaching a phonics lesson about suffixes -er and -est. To access these classroom-ready lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets, download this individual Word Work package or look for them in your Super Pack.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.3.3 RF.3.4
    TEKS Alignment:

    3.2A(vi) 3.2B(vii) 3.3C

    Penguins Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Penguins if they’re prepared for new vocabulary introduced in this text. And this classroom-ready Vocabulary Builder has everything you need. Download the individual Vocabulary Builder or the Super Pack for fun, productive activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Penguins Resource Set.

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