When learning about penguins we read both fiction and nonfiction books and so of course I had to throw Tacky the Penguin somewhere into the mix! I saw this anchor chart from Life in First Grade and decided to change it to the story we read, which of course was Tacky the Penguin.
I premade the anchor chart with everything you see above, except for the blue writing of first, next, then and last. That part we did as a class after discussing elements of the story. I gave each student 4 index cards and we began to break apart the story. We talked about what happened first in the story and came up with the important thing being that Tacky was an odd bird. The students wrote that on index card #1. Next we discussed what happened next or secondly in the story and wrote that on index card #2 and so on until all 4 index cards were filled up. The students then went back to their seats and were each given a 12 x 18 sheet of construction paper and told to fold it in half "hotdog" way. They wrote the title of the book on the front along with their name.