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Duck for President Super Pack
Duck doesn’t like to work for Farmer Brown. It’s hard and messy. Being in charge of the farm would be easier. Right? If you were Duck, that’s what you would think. But running the farm is also hard and messy. In search of the easy life, Duck leaves the farm and hits the campaign trail, believing once again that being in charge is undemanding. Once again, Duck is wrong. “Duck for President” is a funny story that children will enjoy reading as they infer the comedic delivery of the hilarious illustrations.
Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Duck for President by Doreen Cronin
- Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
- Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
- Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
- Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Two sounds of the vowel combination “ea”
- Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
- Running Record Assessment
- Extension Activities for Early Finishers
- Answer Keys
- Complete Common Core Alignment
- and More!
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Comprehension Strategy Resources
All comprehension strategy packs come complete with a step by step strategy lesson plan, guided page by page think sheet, answer key, text based reader's notebook prompt, and complete common core alignment
Identifying the Author's Purpose with Duck for President
By helping reader's to identify the author's purpose for Duck for President, you can use the book as a playful springboard for conversation around Duck's motives for wanting to be President.
Making Connections with Duck for President
Your students will quickly make text to self and text to world connections while reading this book. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to extend their connections by helping them make meaningful ones that deepen comprehension.
Making Inferences with Duck for President
Doreen Cronin's hilarious illustrations provide readers with multiple opportunities make meaningful inferences while learning about our political process and what it takes to be President.
Retelling and Summarizing with Duck for President
With it's engaging cast of characters and comedic plot, Duck for President offers readers the opportunity to identify which events, characters, problems, and solutions should be included when they retell or summarize the book.
Synthesizing with Duck for President
Duck learns a lot about what it takes to be President. Help your students track the ways in which duck changes across the text with this synthesizing lesson plan and set of resources.
Duck for President Extension Activity
The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.
Duck for President Running Record
Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Duck for President. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.
A step by step lesson plan, interactive activity, and set of resources to help students learn about words in the context of their reading. Each package helps readers practice naming, noticing, and using specific words parts and patterns.
Duck for President Word Work - Two sounds of the vowel combination “ea”
Duck for President isn’t just a great anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies; it also works well as a springboard for a Word Work lesson on the two sounds of the vowel combination “ea”. Select this individual lesson or download the Duck for President super pack to access lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
Each package includes a list of specific vocabulary words found within the book and a set of resources to help students build their vocabulary, practice using new words, and to become more aware of new vocabulary while working and reading independently.
Duck for President Vocabulary Connections
Before your students can successfully comprehend and enjoy Duck for President, they should be able to decode new vocabulary used in the story. When you choose any of our comprehension strategy packs, you’ll also receive resources and activities that support vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words. Download these resources to pre-teach Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary words.