What are some facts about Penguins?


Itís time to learn about penguins! and it is easy to do....

  1. Click on Learning Links. Start reading about penguins online at the websites listed for you.
  2. Write down the most important and interesting facts you learn using the graphic organizer from Media Center. You can also download it here.
  3. Highlight the facts you are most surprised about or are the most interesting to you that you think should be shared online.
  4. Show what you know! Click on "Show What you Know" and enter your most interesting facts you found about penguins in the Comments box and we will publish it on our website so we can all learn together about penguins! Try not to repeat facts!
  5. Talk about what you learned by adding to our Voicethread.
  6. Happy Reading!

Researching Penguin Facts RSSPodcast:

ELA-2.I.2.5. Restate facts and details in the text to clarify and organize ideas.
ELA-2.I.2.8. Follow two-step written instructions.
Strand II. Writing
ELA-2.II.1.0 Writing Strategies
Organization and Focus
ELA-2.II.1.1. Group related ideas and maintain a consistent focus.
Strand III. Listening and Speaking
ELA-2.III.1.0 Listening and Speaking Strategies
Organization and Delivery of Oral Communication
ELA-2.III.1.6. Speak clearly and at an appropriate pace for the type of communication (e.g., informal discussion, report to class).
ELA-2.III.1.9. Report on a topic with supportive facts and details.
ELA-2.III.2.0 Speaking Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics)
ELA-2.III.2.2. Report on a topic with facts and details, drawing from several sources of information.
Grade Two
Life Sciences
SCI.2.2 Plants and animals have predictable life cycles.
SCI.2.2.a. Students know that organisms reproduce offspring of their own kind and that the offspring resemble their parents and one another.
SCI.2.2.c. Students know many characteristics of an organism are inherited from the parents. Some characteristics are caused or influenced by the environment.

CSLA Standards for School Libraries
Standard 1 The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.
1.7. Uses Digital Resources to Access Information
1.9. Uses a Developmentally Appropriate Research Process to Access Information

NETS-S (National Educational Technology Standards for Students)
III Research and Information Fluency
B. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources
and media.
VI Technology Operations and Concepts
B. select and use applications effectively and productively.