Make Way for Ducklings Resource Set

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Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Come join the fun as Mr. and Mrs. Mallard start their family! This classic tale follows the Mallards as they find the perfect place to build their nest and raise eight energetic ducklings. When used with this resource set, Make Way for Ducklings becomes an ideal anchor text for reading comprehension strategy work focused on asking questions, determining importance, making predictions, synthesizing, and understanding text structure.

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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 Diphthongs -ou and -ow
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Determining Importance: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Predictions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 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
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 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
  • Asking Questions: 2.13A 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6E 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C
  • Determining Importance: 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6E 2.6G 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8A 2.8C 2.9C
  • Making Predictions: 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6C 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C
  • Synthesizing: 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6H 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C
  • Understanding Text Structure: 2.10B 2.10C 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C
  • Word Work: 2.2A(i) 2.2A(iii) 2.2A(iv) 2.2B(i) 2.2B(v)
  • Vocabulary: 2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F
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    Make Way for Ducklings Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Make Way for Ducklings

    Robert McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings is a natural choice for an asking questions mini lesson because most students have had some experiences with ducks. Curiosity and sense of wonder are heightened when students combine their prior knowledge with this classic story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.13A 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6E 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C

    Determining Importance with Make Way for Ducklings

    Use this set of resources to guide students as they work on determining what details in Make Way for Ducklings are most important. When students focus on the most important details of the story, they will learn more about the character’s feelings and actions and why the setting is so important to Mrs. Mallard.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6E 2.6G 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8A 2.8C 2.9C

    Making Predictions with Make Way for Ducklings

    Making predictions while reading Make Way for Ducklings helps students use the clues that author Robert McCloskey included to think about what might come next. This mini lesson shows students where to stop and think about the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6C 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C

    Synthesizing with Make Way for Ducklings

    Students might think that Mrs. Mallard is being "picky" about where she wants to live, but what they don't know is that she is about to be a Mom to eight little ducklings. When students learn more about a character while reading, and they use that information to impact their thinking, they are synthesizing!
    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
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6H 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C

    Understanding Text Structure with Make Way for Ducklings

    Author Robert McCloskey uses sequence, cause and effect, problem and solution, and description to help tell the story in Make Way for Ducklings. Help your students focus on how the text is organized with this understanding text structure mini lesson.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    2.10B 2.10C 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C

    Make Way for Ducklings 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.

    Make Way for Ducklings Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Make Way for Ducklings. 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.

    Make Way for Ducklings Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Make Way for Ducklings.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, Reader's Notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Make Way for Ducklings Word Work - Diphthongs -ou and -ow

    Make Way for Ducklings is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, but it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about diphthongs -ou and -ow. Either download the Make Way for Ducklings Super Pack or this individual Word Work package 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
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.2A(i) 2.2A(iii) 2.2A(iv) 2.2B(i) 2.2B(v)

    Make Way for Ducklings Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Make Way for Ducklings, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Make Way for Ducklings Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Make Way for Ducklings Resource Set.

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