Saturday, January 19, 2013

Mr. Popper's Penguins Unit Study Chapters 7-9

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Chapter 7
  • Vocabulary Words
  • Questions
    • Why was Mr. Popper making himself neat?
    • Who cleaned the Popper's house?
    • Who made the messes?
    • What was Captain Cook looking for?
    • Why was Captain Cook picking up?
    • What was Mr. and Mrs. Popper astonished about?
    • How many items did Captain Cook have in his rookery?
    • How many trips would it take to bring each item one at a time?
      • 2 at a time?
      • 5 at a time?
      • 10 at a time?
    • What have you learned about rookeries and what they mean to penguins?
      • What is a rookery?
      • Why do penguins make rookeries?
      • What purpose do rookeries serve?
      • What do penguins usually build their rookeries with?
    • What did Mrs. Popper reproach Mr. Popper for?
    • Who did Mr. Popper look like?
    • What do you think Mr. Popper will use the clothesline for?
  • Rookery means something else when talking about Emperor Penguins.  Follow this link to find out what rookery means when talking about Emperor Penguins and take an expedition!
  • Here is a picture of Adelie Penguins caring for their egg.
  • Read and look at pictures of penguins in Antarctica and their rookeries.  (Don't miss this one!  Great information and pictures!)
  • Captain Cook is an Adelie penguin.  Have your child do a report on Adelie penguins.  Your child can use this site all about Adelie penguins to do research for their report.
  • Upper Elementary children can use this site also to gain more information for their report.
  • Here is another great resource to help with the report.
Chapter 8
  • Vocabulary Words
  • Questions
    • What convinced Captain Cook to let Mr. Popper lead him?
    • What is a Sunday derby?
    • How did Captain Cook get down the porch steps?
    • Who was the first person they met on their walk?
    • Why did Mrs. Callahan say "Heaven preserve us?"
      • Mrs. Callahan mistook Captain Cook for an owl, goose, or anteater.  The reporter's mistook Captain Cook for a Pelican.  Compare and contrast these different animals against each other and against a penguin.  What do they have in common and what are their differences?
      • Make a mental map in your head of the neighborhood the Popper's live in.  Start at the Popper's house then walk down Proudfoot Ave. to the Drug Store on the corner of Proudfoot Ave. and Main st.  Now draw your map on a piece of paper.  Decorate it with trees and cars and whatever else you think would be in their neighborhood.  Remember that they lived a long time ago, so things looked different then.
    • What are boric crystals and what did Captain Cook mistake them for?
      • Learn about boric crystals by doing this experiment and growing your very own crystal.  Don't forget to watch the video.
    • Who were the two young men and what was their interest in Mr. Popper and Captain Cook?
    • What did the reporter say that the public will want to know?
    • Do you think the reporter believed Mr. Popper that he got Captain Cook as a present from Admiral Drake? Why or why not?
Chapter 9
  • Vocabulary Words
    • Spectacle
      • What was the spectacle that Captain Cook found very interesting?
    • Try these online flash cards to help you practice your Mr. Popper's Penguins vocabulary words.
  • Questions
    • How did Mr. Popper and Captain Cook get out of the Barber Shop?
      • Add the alley to your map.
    • Tell how Mr. Popper and Captain Cook got down the stairs.
    • Why was it unwise for Mr. Popper to tie himself to Captain Cook?

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