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Penguins Leveled Reader

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: K - 1

Chill out with a good book and build reading skills with a printable penguin book for kids.

Printable Penguin Books for Early Readers

A chill is creeping in, the leaves are beginning to fall, and stores are already rolling out the Christmas decorations. Hold on tight because winter is on its way, and you can go ahead and get your materials ready before it gets here with our printable winter activities, mini books, and nonfiction reading comprehension passages.

Printable Books are the Best!

This is a printable book for students to use during the Winter season (or any season) to learn about penguins. It is perfect for first and second-grade emerging readers and will make an excellent springboard into a nonfiction writing lesson or project-based learning opportunities.

Students will love learning about our Antarctic friends with this penguins for kids book. The book covers everything from where penguins live, what they eat, and what predators they need to watch out for! Students can learn about penguins while they enjoy reading and coloring the pictures inside.

This leveled reader is perfect for first and second-grade students. It features

  • Decodable text
  • Tracking dots to encourage fluent reading
  • Engaging text and illustrations
  • Comprehension questions to summarize learning

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your reading lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this activity to enhance learning through guided reading groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments.

Suppose you have a mixture of above and below-level learners and ELL/ESL students. We have a few suggestions for keeping students on track with these concepts:

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Have students work in pairs or small groups to read the text and complete the activities.

Provide read-aloud accommodations as needed.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Encourage students to read other nonfiction texts and identify facts and details in the text.

Have students write a nonfiction book and share it with the class.

🧑‍🏫 Group Learning

Project the pages onto a screen and work through them as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks or mini whiteboards.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

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This resource was created by Anna Helwig, a teacher in Arizona and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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