Duck for President Resource Set

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Duck for President by Doreen Cronin

Duck doesn’t like to work for Farmer Brown. It’s hard and messy.  In search of the easy life, Duck leaves the farm and hits the campaign trail. Duck for President is a funny story that children will enjoy reading as they infer the comedic delivery of the hilarious illustrations.

Teach with Duck for President by Doreen Cronin

This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • 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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Common Core Alignment
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Connections: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Inferences: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Synthesizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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    Duck for President Resource Set

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    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.

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.2.3 RF.2.4

    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.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6

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