Sunday, January 1, 2017

Warm Up Winter with Penguin and Pinecone

Penguin and Pinecone is a great story of friendship. Using sequencing activities with this story gets students engaged with these new friends.
So excited to link up with my blogging friends know as The Reading Crew. Nothing can warm up your heart this winter like a good book. Ok, maybe a good book and a cup of hot cocoa. I recently happened upon this book and it's definitely a heart warmer. Penguin even knits his new friend a scarf.

As you wander through the posts, be sure to jot down each blogger's mystery word. It is the verification you need for the entries in our giveaway. The words will be BLUE, so hopefully you won't miss them. 

This story lends itself to a sequencing activity or five.

Beginning, Middle, End

Penguin and Pinecone is a great story of friendship. Using sequencing activities with this story gets students engaged with these new friends. Students can use the three-piece puzzle to create the beginning, middle, and end of the story. The three-piece puzzle can be divided into a six-piece puzzle, if you would like. When students are illustrating, don't forget the scarf.

Transition Words

Penguin and Pinecone is a great story of friendship. Using sequencing activities with this story gets students engaged with these new friends. Students can make an anchor chart for transition words. The anchor chart in the picture below was on Pinterest, but the pin didn't lead to anyone's blog. If I knew who to credit, I would. Students can retell the story with the help of the anchor chart. Students can complete the sort independently or as a group. As a follow-up activity, ask the students to write a summary of the story using new transition words.

Paint Chips!

Penguin and Pinecone is a great story of friendship. Using sequencing activities with this story gets students engaged with these new friends. I love paint chips. You know I do. (If you want more details about how to use paint chips in your classroom.) This is a new idea: sequencing. Put the transition words on the paint chips for help when students are retelling. They can also be used as a group activity, by passing the paint chip for the next student to tell the next thing in a story.

Sequencing Spinner Game

Penguin and Pinecone is a great story of friendship. Using sequencing activities with this story gets students engaged with these new friends. This is perfect for a small group retell of a story. Using a paper clip and a pencil, students will spin the spinner and tell the part of the story they land on. If they land on the "then" space more than once, they an tell a new details about the middle of the story.

FREEBIE for Penguin and Pinecone

Penguin and Pinecone is a great story of friendship. Using sequencing activities with this story gets students engaged with these new friends. Everyone loves a freebie, right? If you haven't guessed by now, the key word for my post is SCARF. The freebie includes the sequencing puzzle, the transition word sort, paint chips you can sort and two spinners (one black and white and one full color). CLICK HERE for the Penguin and Pinecone Sequencing FREEBIE or click the picture above.

I hope you enjoy the hop...such great bloggers and books. I also hope you enjoy Penguin and Pinecone.

Take a Chance to Win

For our link up, we will be giving away a copy of each book featured in our posts. That is a total of 16 books and valued between $100a nd $150. You can see all of hte great titles in the link up images below. Excited? We are! We hope you'll pay attention for the mystery words on each post as you can't win without them! For my post, I chose the mystery word scarf.



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4 comments:

  1. I love the idea of using paint chips with the transition words. Thank you, Cathy.

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    1. You're welcome, but I can always find something new to do with paint chips.

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  2. We are learning about penguins next week, and this would be a fun book to read. I have never thought to use paint chips for transition words, but that makes so much sense! Thank you for sharing your ideas and your freebie!

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    1. I think your students will love this book! AND I love paint chips, I can't help it.

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