School Shows

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

by Casa Mañana

Grades 2-6

Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out! With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this is a delightful action packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book (also made into a film starring Jim Carrey).

Common Core Content Standards Easily Applied in Your Classroom

  • 2.RL.3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
  • 4.RL.7: Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.
  • 5.RL.3: Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in a text (e.g. how characters interact).

Lesson Plan Idea

Students write a penguin poem from Mr. Popper’s point of view using alliteration describing his reactions and feelings when he sees his new penguin for the first time.


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Event Information

Thursday, April 19, 2018
9:30am & 11:30am
60 minutes

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