Mr. Popper' s Penguins

The printables on this page are designed to go along with the children's novel Mr. Popper's Penguins, by Richard and Florence Atwater. Worksheets include reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, literature circle role sheets, a word search puzzle, and vocabulary activities.

Chapters 1 - 4
This worksheet has ten reading comprehension questions about Mr. Popper, his home, his family, and his penguin Captain Cook.
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Vocabulary words on this printable include spattered, expanses, expedition, prospect, absent-minded, stout, pompous, and hastily.
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Draw a picture of your favorite scene from this chapter. Then, on the lines below, describe the scene you drew.
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Tell what's happening in the picture. The illustration shows a penguin in a crate.
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Chapters 5 - 8
This sheet has questions about the refrigerator serviceman and policeman's reaction to the penguins. There are also questions about Captain Cook's rookery.
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Vocab words on this printable include dignity, intention, outraged, neglected, protesting, consented, and ordinance.
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Write a few short sentences to describe the events shown in the picture. Illustration shows Mr. Popper walking his penguin on a leash.
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Chapters 9 - 12
This worksheet has eight reading comprehension questions about the newspaper article about the Poppers, Captain Cook's illness, and their new Penguin, Greta.
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Words on this worksheet include spectacle, sympathetic, droll, astonished, spar, amid, scarcely, and sulking.
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Chapters 13 - 16
This worksheet has eight reading comprehension questions about Mr. Popper's plan to earn money, the penguins' stage performances, and the Poppers' train trip.
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Vocab on this worksheet includes exhibit, sensation, unforeseen, unique, descriptive, and remarks.
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Chapters 17 - 20
The questions on this page cover the country's reaction to the penguins' performance and Mr. Popper's experience in jail.
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The words on this worksheet include shrieking, nuisance, mischief, concerned, apparent, and corridor.
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Whole Book
Think you know your Mr. Popper? Use this activity to test your knowledge of the book.
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Some words hidden in the puzzle include: Mr. Popper, penguin, New York, performance, Greta, train, South Pole, Antarctic, icebox, eggs, Admiral Drake, and Captain Cooke.
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These bookmarks have a picture of Mr. P. walking one of his penguins on a leash.
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Literature Circles
The question leader writes open-ended questions to discuss with the reading group.
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The summarizer writes a short summary of the assigned chapters.
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The illustrator draws a scene from the assigned chapters. Members of the reading group look at the picture and describe what's going on in the picture.
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The word wizard finds challenging words from the text and defines them.
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The real life connector tells how certain parts of the story are similar to events that have happened in real life.
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This page can be used as a cover sheet to your students' literature circle packets.
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