Last week, we began our unit on penguins and have read many nonfiction penguin books. This week, we will read about my favorite fiction penguin, TACKY. I have five Tacky the Penguin books and I love them all.
After reading the original book, Tacky the Penguin, we will fill out a character chart using adjectives to describe Tacky.
Next we will fill out a report card for Tacky. We will discuss the words, uniqueness, braveness, and seriousness. We will complete this activity together and talk about why we think Tacky deserves the grades we give him.
After reading all of the Tacky books and discussing the similarities and differences, we will fill out this book comparison chart.
We will also work on this Reader's Theater throughout the week.
(I did NOT create this...I just retyped it).
After reading about "Brown Bag Book Clubs" on www.thefirstgradeparade.blogspot.com I knew I had to try it. I decided I will call it "Snack and Share" and this week, I am going to have the students meet and discuss Tacky, of course. Here are my discussion questions.
If you are interested, here are some general forms that I will be using to staple on the bags for "Snack and Share."
I would enjoy hearing what you found useful. If you have any other ideas for Tacky the Penguin, I would love for you to share. "Tacky was an odd bird, but a nice bird to have around."