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A Novel Study: Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Dawn Sifuentes
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(327)
In this 5 week class, learners will complete a novel study on Mr. Popper’s Penguins. As they read the book, learners will use critical thinking skills, analyze characters and how they change, and learn what is really important in life.

Class experience

US Grade 2 - 4
Students will use critical thinking skills to deepen their comprehension of the story.
Students will analyze characters and how they change throughout the story.
Students will compare and contrast characters and events in the story.
Students will summarize the chapters and the story.
Students will look for descriptive details in the story to form pictures in their mind.
Students will learn the important things in life and not to take them for granted through the characters in the story.
Students will learn about penguins.
I have been an elementary classroom teacher for 18 years. I have taught this novel study many times to my 3rd graders in Reading.
Homework Offered
Students will be responsible for reading the chapters at home ahead of class time for the week to be prepared for class discussion and activities. Please see the above schedule.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
There will be no formal assessment. However, students will be informally assessed by how well they participate in the class discussion and activities.
Grades Offered
Mr. Popper’s Penguins book by Richard and Florence Atwater 
pencil and paper
novel study sheets that I upload each week in the classroom
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Please be aware that we will discuss what the time period was like that Mr. Popper is set in. It is set in the 1930s when life was a lot different. 
I will upload novel study sheets to the classroom each class to use for our discussion and activities.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(327)
Hello, everyone! My name is Dawn Sifuentes (Teacher Dawn) and I have a current NC Teaching License for Pre-K through 6th grade. I hold a Bachelor of the Arts in Early Childhood Elementary Education from Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio. My... 
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for 5 classes
1x per week, 5 weeks
50 min

Completed by 14 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-10
3-8 learners per class

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