Mr. Popper's Penguins - E-Guide

Progeny Press

2 reviews Write a Review

Grade Range: 3-5

Setting: Vaudeville, USA

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page Count: 54 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 7 weeks

7 people looking at this.


Mr. Popper dreams of being an antarctic explorer and living among the penguins alongside his hero, Admiral Drake. But as a house painter with a family to care for, Mr. Popper knows his dream is just a dream. Until the day when Admiral Drake responds to a letter by sending a real, live penguin straight to Mr. Popper's house. 
It isn't long before the first penguin, Captain Cook, is joined by a second penguin named Greta. Soon, the Poppers have a houseful of new penguin friends. But with a dozen penguins to feed, plus Mrs. Popper and the children, how will Mr. Popper ever make enough money to keep the whole family going, penguins and all?
But Mr. Popper and Captain Cook are nothing if not imaginative, and now it's time for them to dream even bigger . . . and to take the penguin show on the road!

Progeny Press' Mr. Popper's Penguins Language Arts PDF download curriculum will provide your Primary Elementary grade student with:

About the Author: Explore the lives of Richard and Florence Atwater, gaining insights into the dynamic duo behind the  novel.
Background Information: Embark on an adventure exploring the frigid realms of the Arctic and Antarctic, giving background and context for the story.
Vocabulary: Expand your language skills by mastering words used throughout the novel using a range of engaging activities.
Literary Techniques: Examine literary techniques used in the story. Explore in-context usage, anticipate plot developments through foreshadowing, appreciate hyperbole and idioms, dissect the main characters, unravel conflicts and complications, reach the climactic moments, witness resolutions, immerse in the carefully crafted setting, identify overarching themes, and scrutinize character traits that breathe life into the story.
Moral Lessons and Character Values:  Reflect on attitudes, grapple with pride, appreciate the impact of kind words, seek wisdom, contemplate priorities, explore the realm of money, and working as if for a higher purpose
Activities and Writing Assignments: Study the fascinating world of penguins, delve into geography and explorers, conduct scientific experiments, participate in discussions, flex your writing muscles, unravel historical mysteries, participate in games, showcase talents through music, explore the concept of money, connect with nature through telivision, enjoy cooking and art, and go on captivating field trips that bring learning to life.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Mr. Popper's Penguins by Florence and Richard Atwater.

All of Progeny Press' Language Arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

Features and Benefits of a Progeny Press ELA PDF study guide

Digital PDF Download

  • PDF files are available to download with no shipping costs
  • Contains the complete study guide in universally compatible PDF format (works on Mac AND Windows)
  • No costly software purchases necessary
  • PDf files open in the FREE Adobe Reader program.
    Note: Mobile devices may require an alternative app that supports and saves fillable form fields and interactive features.
  • Conveniently print what you need, when you need it:
    • Print the whole ELA study guide at once
    • Print single literature lessons or pages as the student completes them
    • Print multiple copies of the entire curriculum study guide for classroom sets
  • Upgraded, fillable form fields allow the student the opportunity to complete their work on the computer, saving you printing costs
  • PDF format makes it easy to use with multiple students
  • Complete answer key PDF file included for the teacher to make grading simple!

Formatted with your Primary grade Upper Elementary student in mind, Progeny Press language arts study guides divide the book into simplified writing assignments and lessons that strengthen their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and continue building and refining their analysis and writing skills. Each Progeny Press novel study PDF download accomplishes all of this without busy work that can drain the fun out of reading and literature! Kids have loved Progeny Press ELA curriculum in homeschool, co-ops, and private schools for over 30 years!

Book Awards:
Newbery Honor Book 1939   •   Young Reader's Choice Award   •   Children's Literature Legacy Award Winning author (previously known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal)

Extra Information

Progeny Press

Warranty Information

Available to download for 1 year from date of purchase or until maximum download allowance is reached (whichever occurs first). Once downloaded, back the file up onto a Recordable CD or USB drive for safekeeping. Progeny Press retains the right to refuse replacement of lost or damaged products and/or files.

    2 Reviews

  • Posted by Leah W. on 19th Nov 2014


    My son really enjoyed this

    My son really enjoyed this study guide. I loved the way it made him think about things that he normally wouldn't have thought about. I also enjoyed the suggested activities. We will definitely continue to use Progeny Press study guides.

  • Posted by Dianne H. on 15th Nov 2014


    Mr. Popper's Penguins

    Just like every other Progeny product I've used, Mr. Popper's Penguins not only teaches literary devices, skills, reading, writing, integrates scripture in a way that shows integrity to the work of literature but more importantly to the Word of God. I love their work and would love to work for them someday! :)