This packet was designed to use the book, Duck for President for a week long celebration of election or during President's Day!
There are 5 comprehension/response activities, including character traits, cause and effect, story map, favorite part of the story response and a retelling.
There are various writing activities to complete as well---such as can, has, is maps for Farmer Brown and Duck; Webbing, writing and drawing a campaign poster for either/or Duck or Farmer Brown for president; Venn diagram to compare the 2; webbing, writing and drawing a campaign poster for why each student should be president.
There are also 3 activities to review/teach proper nouns, and also vocabulary cards for important presidential election words.
I have included a ballot to vote for Duck or Farmer Brown for president and a recording sheet to tally, graph and analyze the results.
Everything is aligned to the Common Core Standards for first grade.
****NEWLY ADDED!! I just added 4 Essential Question posters that address the main skills taught in this packet! First Grade CCSS's are also listed on the page.
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Thank you for sharing. I am so excited to start this unit with my 1st and 2nd grade ELL students. The graphic organizers are very helpful! They will learn proper nouns, character traits, comparing characters, persuasive writing, adjectives, cause and effect all while having fun!
February 1, 2013
This unit is great. I used it with my kindergarteners because "Duck for President" was something to read as it was listed in our standards, but it was too difficult for them. I had to do some tweaking to better suit my kids. All in all though the unit is VERY thorough!!
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