Mr. Popper’s Penguins Unit Study

Welcome to day 7 of the 2012 ~ 10 Days of Homeschooling Blog Hop! This year my topic is 10 Days of Classic Literature. Over the 10 day series I will be releasing one unit study each day, for a total of 10 units you can go through with your students!

Psst….GIVEAWAY ALERT!…at the end of the blog hop I’ll be offering a Giveaway for the ENTIRE set of Classical Literature unit studies, so make sure to enter at the bottom of this post!



Each unit study contains educational lessons, activities and a fun lap book that your students will work on as they progress through the book. They also include book reports, vocabulary, critical thinking, story timelines, and comprehension. These studies are geared towards grades Kindergarten-4th, but can probably be adapted for older students as well.

I really designed these units to be a fun addition to reading the classics. I didn’t want them to be too stressful for myself or my kiddos, but instead give them something fun to do along with the stories to help them remember what they’ve learned in a fun hands-on way. The lap books included are wonderful for reviewing subject matter, and a great creative interactive homeschooling tool.

And without any further ado…here is today’s unit:

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater


Mr. Popper’s Penguins tell of a loveable character named Mr. Popper who dreams of being in intrepid Antarctic explorer. He is shocked one day when a friend sends him a package containing a real, live penguin! Soon, this penguin is joined by another and before long Mr. Popper has an ice rink in his house and a dozen delightful penguins living in his house.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a Caldecott and Newbery Medal winner offering delightfully humorous illustrations and a charming story sure to be a favorite!



In this unit students will learn all about penguins including different types, the penguin food chain, and vocabulary.



They will also do a character analysis of main characters in the story, alphabetize Mr. Popper’s penguins, write their own penguin poem, and learn about different occupations.




The units also include forms for predicting story plots, character analysis, identifying the protagonist and antagonist, a story timeline, and a final book report on the novel.



Get your copy today and start learning with classic literature! 


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Simple leave a comment below to enter to win! I’ll be choosing 1 winner from all 10 days of comments, so make sure to come back and leave a comment for each study release!

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Enter to win the Classic Lit Unit Pack from @ericahomeschool! Enter thru 4/27/11!


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  • The give away will be open until midnight EST Friday April 27, 2012. Winner will be announced by Monday April 30, 2012.
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  • Disclosure: I am offering a pack of all 10 unit studies for giveaway on my blog.


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  • Jennifer Silcott April 23, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    I would absolutely love to win these for my three little girls. What wonderful unit studies! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Rachel April 23, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Looks like another great one!

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  • Janet @ I HEART My Glue Gun April 24, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Oh cool! These are great 🙂

  • Jessica April 24, 2012 at 1:36 am

    These look wonderful! Great job again!

  • viv April 24, 2012 at 1:36 am

    i want those for my little ones . thank you Erica . viv

  • Jessica April 24, 2012 at 1:37 am

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