Mr. Popper's Penguins

Mr. Popper's Penguins

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Item #: 002483
ISBN: 9780316058438
Grades: 5-8

Product Description:

Mr. Popper has always been a dreamer. Although he dreams of traveling to exotic places (particularly the polar regions of the North and South Poles), the house painter has never been out of his hometown of Stillwater. Then one day, a package from Antarctica brings him a surprise (in the form of a penguin of course!) that will change his life forever. Follow the Popper family as they grow from a family of four with one pet penguin to a family of four with a dozen show-biz loving penguins. A Newbery Honor book, 160 pgs, pb. ~ Enh

Category Description for Memoria Press Literature:

Just the right stuff! Thats what youll be thinking as you use this warm and inviting reading program from Memoria Press. The guides are well-organized, user-friendly, academically challenging, and graphically pleasing. Memoria believes that reading is not a passive activity, but that it requires an active, discriminating mind, one that has been challenged to think, compare, and contrast. That philosophy is evident in these guides.

Student Guides are consumable at the lower levels, providing space for the student to write. Each book/story/ poem is approached in much the same way, although with increasing depth vocabulary, comprehension and discussion questions, quotations, composition, and miscellaneous literary analysis activities (sequencing, literary terms, dictation, poetry connections, etc.). Upper level books (Gr. 2 and up) are organized around the Trivium, and activities are grouped into Pre- Grammar (preparation prior knowledge or experience), Grammar (presentation essential facts, elements, and features), Logic (dialectic reasons with the facts, elements, and features), and Rhetoric (expression explains in own words with supporting details). Although there is consistency from lesson to lesson, there is also an extra activity provided with each lesson, and these are quite varied. Background information on the author and book is included. Several high school level guides have transitioned to Second Editions, which are smaller-format (6"x 9") with a focus on student activities without lined spaces. Students would record their work in a separate notebook.

Teacher Guides provide valuable teaching information and full-text answer keys at all grade levels. Beyond this there are variances within the guides. Discussion talking points, reproducible quizzes and final tests (with answers) are included in numerous guides especially at the upper levels. The first grade program (StoryTime Treasures and More StoryTime Treasures) differs a little bit in content due to the lower grade level. The second-grade level includes pre- and post-reading exercises that focus on continued phonics development, syllabication and vocabulary for the emerging independent reader. For grades 2-9, we are now offering literature guide only packages that include all the student and teacher guides for each grade, no books. ~ Janice




Category Description for Progeny Press Study Guides & Books:

The best way to describe these wonderful books is "literature and Bible study rolled into one." Truly from a Christian perspective, these classic and award-winning books are examined in the light of God's Word and a Biblical worldview. The author sent us several review copies and they are wonderful!

Each guide includes:

- a concise synopsis of the book

- information about the book's author

- background information pertinent to the story

- suggestions for activities relating to the subject matter

- introduction of literary terms

- vocabulary exercises for each section of reading

- comprehension, analysis, and application questions for each section of reading with discussion of related Biblical themes

- a complete answer key and suggestions for further reading

Their brochure states "Our goal is to teach students of all ages to examine what they read, Christian or secular, classic or contemporary, and value the truth it contains as measured against the Bible." A worthy goal indeed! If you want to study great literature from a Christian perspective, here's your answer! If in doubt, try just one - we're sure you'll be back for more!

Progeny Press guides are available in two formats: softcover staplebound booklets and CD-ROMs. The CD-ROMs originally featured printable .pdf files, but Progeny Press is now transitioning these to interactive .pdf files. Inspired by a tax software, these files are able to be used by the student on the computer, or printed out. Questions in the files have text boxes to type in or buttons to select, so you won't have to print worksheet pages if you don't want to. Plus, users can grade their answers and leave notes as well! Upper Elementary through High School CD guides are now interactive, while Lower elementary


Primary Subject
Reading/Literature
Grade Start
5
Grade End
8
ISBN
9780316058438
Binding
Trade Paper
Pages
139
Edition
Illustrated
Language
English
Ages
8+
Audience
Juvenile
Awards
Young Reader's Choice Award ( WON AWARD ) 1941
Contributor
Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
Author
Rich & Florence Atwater
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Little, Brown and Company
Weight
0.25 (lbs.)
Dimensions
7.62" x 5.25" x 0.38"
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Must read the book before seeing the movie in this house!
Claire E on Mar 10, 2017
Must read the book before seeing the movie in this house!
Claire E on Mar 10, 2017
Wanted to add a few good books to our library
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Wanted to add a few good books to our library
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Our family loves this book. Great for all ages young and old.
March 3, 2017
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over 2 years ago
This is a fantastic book! My kids ages 6 5 & 2 could not get enough They'd beg for one more chapter The characters are fully developed and the story line is funny We read this aloud at bedtime and our whole family would giggle throughout the story This is a great addition to your home library
September 27, 2009
How many parents would love to hear their children BEGGING to hear one more chapter of a book? Well read this one and experience that for yourselves! My 8 year old and my 6 year old absolutely adore this book and so do I It is original imaginative and so very funny It mixes in some geography history and names of actual explorers with lots of information about penguins It definitely lends itself to a unit study plus it's just plain fun to read! It's a book that should be in every home library
May 6, 2009

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