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Tacky the Penguin

December 24, 2011

 Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
January is a great month to continue our character study of Tacky, the adorable penguin who walks to the beat of a different drummer. On the last day before our winter holiday, I read Tacky’s Christmas. The students then created their own image of Tacky using black bulletin board paper. They created decorated shirts and bow ties. We posted the penguins under the caption, “What’s Happening in 2012?”. Upon our return in January, we will read all of the books about Tacky. Students will then choose from task cards based on questioning verbs from the updated version of Bloom’s Taxonomy.  Worksheets for Task Cards 1,2,3, and 5 are included.
Task Card 1  Task Card 2   Task Card 3  Task Card 5   Task Cards 4 and 6 include technology activities using Kidspiration and two online activities from Read Write Think.

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