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Turtles and Penguins, Fiction and Nonfiction

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What could be better for your second and third graders than a week filled with Turtles and Penguins, Fiction and Nonfiction all build around three award-winning picture books and 42 pages of activities in the Kids Wings literature guides!

Penguin’s Turtle Day by Valeri Gorbachev, Fiction!
Turtles (Caring for your pet) by Kathryn Stevens, Nonfiction!
One Cool Friend, Caldecott Honor Book by Tony Buzzeo, story about a pet penguin, Fiction!

Activities in the Three Award-Winning Books include:

  • Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
  • Getting Ready to Read Nonfiction!  
  • Pre-test: What do you know about Turtles? 
  • Pre-test: What do you know about Penguins?
  • Original Rhyming Readers Theater Scripts
  • Penguin Puzzles
  • Penguin Math, Turtle Math
  • Checking Understanding with Multiple-Choice Activities
  • Map Activity
  • Penguin Research
  • Tortoise Research
  • Writing an Important Book About Penguins and Tortoises
  • Caldecott Connections
  • Caldecott Artist
  • Animal Riddles
  • Dress-up Logic
  • Science Blubber Experiment
  • Playing Penguin Games
  • Crossword Puzzles 
  • Caldecott Artist
  • Performing a Poem: “The Little Turtle” by Vachel Lindsay - 1879-1931
  • Drawing our Learning
  • Create a Pet Care Chart
  • Terrific Turtles Creativity


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