One of my all time favorite things to teach about during the winter months are penguins. Nothing gets much cuter than a penguin! We like to read, write, and learn all about penguins! Then we turn our pengin craft into an informative writing book and share facts that we learned about penguins. My students love to share their All About Penguin books and are always so proud of their hard work!
Learning About Penguins
To kick off our writing unit, we read several books about penguins. This book, Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere! is such a great, child friendly book that shares tons of penguin facts! Then we record our learning with a “can, have, are” chart. We talk about what the penguins can do and the things that describe them.
Putting our Penguin Writing Books Together
Now it’s time to share what we learned about penguins so we can put our books together!
We use the chart we created together to complete our All About Penguin books. The sentence starters on each page help guide our writing. We try to complete one writing page per day (depending on how much support I can give the kiddos) and draw the pictures.
I allow my students to copy the words from our anchor chart, or they can sound out the words if they want!
If your students need more support with the writing part, you can have them draw what they want to write about first, then you can help them form the sentence.
Finally, we put the penguin craft together and staple the writing to the belly.
Penguin Book Free Download
These little penguins make an adorable winter craft full of tons of learning! You can grab this craft in my shop for free!