Penguin and pinecone. Two winter items combined with this book.
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. Penguin and Pinecone will definitely be a favorite. This story lends itself to a sequencing activity or five.
Beginning, Middle, End
This heartwarming story couldn’t be more welcome in the classroom. The story covers the themes of friendship and loyalty. 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.
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.
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.
Sequencing Spinner Game
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 can tell a new details about the middle of the story.
FREEBIE for Penguin and Pinecone
Everyone loves a freebie, right? 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 the link 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.
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