Retelling with Tacky the Penguin

kindergarten penguin lesson plans featuring Tacky the Penguin. Students work on retelling the story while building comprehension strategies! Check out these kindergarten penguin lesson plans and pictures of my students going through this unit!

kindergarten penguin lesson plans featuring Tacky the Penguin. Students work on retelling the story while building comprehension strategies! Check out these kindergarten penguin lesson plans and pictures of my students going through this unit!

Here are some kindergarten penguin lesson plans! We have always loved learning about these funny little creatures!

Tacky the Penguin

We are able to pair informational text with narrative text perfectly with this favorite book!

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We sure love this book!

kindergarten penguin lesson plans featuring Tacky the Penguin. Students work on retelling the story while building comprehension strategies! Check out these kindergarten penguin lesson plans and pictures of my students going through this unit! kindergarten penguin lesson plans featuring Tacky the Penguin. Students work on retelling the story while building comprehension strategies! Check out these kindergarten penguin lesson plans and pictures of my students going through this unit!

Tacky the Penguin:  Making Predictions

During the reading of the book, we paused to make a few predictions.

kindergarten penguin lesson plans featuring Tacky the Penguin. Students work on retelling the story while building comprehension strategies! Check out these kindergarten penguin lesson plans and pictures of my students going through this unit!

Sometimes our writing is just creating illustrations.   We just want to make their thinking visible!

kindergarten penguin lesson plans featuring Tacky the Penguin. Students work on retelling the story while building comprehension strategies! Check out these kindergarten penguin lesson plans and pictures of my students going through this unit!

Retell

On the second day of reading, we work on retelling the text.Retelling with Tacky the Penguin 2

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Then students used the co-created chart to retell the story on their own.  This really gets EVERYONE involved.

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Making Connections

Students worked on making connections with the text.

This one says, “I am unique because I love shoes.”  (So do I.  So do I.)  NOTE:  This student underlined “I” because she wanted to show that she capitalized it.  I did not write on her paper.  

kindergarten penguin lesson plans featuring Tacky the Penguin. Students work on retelling the story while building comprehension strategies! Check out these kindergarten penguin lesson plans and pictures of my students going through this unit!

Writing opinions

This one says, “I liked the part when he gave him a good slap on the back because it was funny.”

kindergarten penguin lesson plans featuring Tacky the Penguin. Students work on retelling the story while building comprehension strategies! Check out these kindergarten penguin lesson plans and pictures of my students going through this unit!

You can find all of the reading comprehension pages and the craft by clicking HERE.

Tacky the Penguin Video

Close reading is done over the course of several days, so it is nice to have another model of fluency to share with your class.  This is a great book channel. 

 

Penguin STEM

Students also had to work to construct and try out their penguin slides.  You can find the STEM unit HERE.

kindergarten penguin lesson plans featuring Tacky the Penguin. Students work on retelling the story while building comprehension strategies! Check out these kindergarten penguin lesson plans and pictures of my students going through this unit!

Tacky Math and Literacy Centers

We also have a few math and literacy centers to go along with this great book!  You can find these activities HERE.

kindergarten penguin lesson plans featuring Tacky the Penguin. Students work on retelling the story while building comprehension strategies! Check out these kindergarten penguin lesson plans and pictures of my students going through this unit! kindergarten penguin lesson plans featuring Tacky the Penguin. Students work on retelling the story while building comprehension strategies! Check out these kindergarten penguin lesson plans and pictures of my students going through this unit!

kindergarten penguin lesson plans featuring Tacky the Penguin. Students work on retelling the story while building comprehension strategies! Check out these kindergarten penguin lesson plans and pictures of my students going through this unit!. Science lessons and centers too!

 

kindergarten penguin lesson plans featuring Tacky the Penguin. Students work on retelling the story while building comprehension strategies! Check out these kindergarten penguin lesson plans and pictures of my students going through this unit!

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Deedee Wills

Deedee Wills

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!

Hi, I'm DeedeE.

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!
 

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  1. I am LOVING all of the awesome penguin unit ideas you shared! Thank you! I love the Guiding Readers units and when you and Deanna share your tips I get inspired! Thank you for sharing!! I am so thankful for teachers like you who take time share your expertise!

  2. We are loving all your wonderful resources for kindergarten! It has changed our teaching for the better. Is there a way I can see the "peek at your week" in an easier way? I'm a new to this and appreciate all you do. Thanks Catherine
    P.S. you were awesome at the Michigan Conference

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