Updated for the 2016 Election! This unit is a literature and election unit on the book Duck for President by Doreen Cronin. This unit is the perfect unit for the upcoming election and teaches students the importance of voting. Your students will learn election vocabulary, fill out fun graphic organi
This fun pack is based on the story, Duck for President by Eileen Cronin. Teach your students the process of elections using a hands-on approach. This pack includes the following:
*Graphic Organizers for Duck for President (Tree Map, Venn Diagram, Sequencing Chart)
*Bubble Maps for Duck and Farmer Br
A mock election is a great way to help young children understand the process of how we elect our leaders. This voting activity is the perfect lesson for use around Election Day for grades kindergarten, first, or second. Show an online video (link included in lesson) or read the book Duck for Presi
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 va
Duck For President!
Who will your students vote for? Duck or Farmer Brown?
This resource includes activities for the book
Duck For President by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.
•Read the story, discuss the vocabulary and ask questions.
•Vote with the cute ballots (ballot box decor included too!)
Perfect way to introduce voting to your students!
-Duck For President Graphing Activity
-Graphing Cards for Anchor Chart/ Pocket Chart
-Compare & Contrast: Farmer and Duck
-Compare & Contrast: Duck for President and Grace for President
-BME Graphic Organizer
This is a thematic/literature mini unit based on Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin's Duck for President. The unit includes a retelling and sequencing activity, story vocabulary worksheet, and a writing craft. Patterns and instructions are included to make your own Duck for President (or Principal). Perfe
1.) Voting Poster
2.) Who Would You Vote For?
3.) Survey and Graph
4.) Voting Ballots
5.) Voter Registration Cards
6.) If I Were President Writing
7.) Job Responsibilities
8.) Story Elements (Setting, Characters, Problem and Solution)
10.) Venn Diagram
Captivate students with social studies themed fun while meeting learning standards with this ORIGINAL book companion for the story, Duck for President! This 162 page file is packed full of excitement.
A heavy dose of story vocabulary that will assist language learners with words
Duck for President By Doreen Cronin
I love this book and the students love reading books by Doreen Cronin!!
This unit contains the following:
Story Map –Students are to fill in the blank with the author, setting, characters, problem, 3 events, and the solution.
This is a 5 day routine that is designed to fit the book Duck For President. In using the routine set out by Isabel Beck, and adding my own visuals for my ESOL children, I have created this lesson. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes a day, once you have done the read aloud on day one. The kids love it.
Do you want some fun activities to help teach about the election? Duck For President is a fun book to read. This Literacy Activity pack for Kindergarten (and Preschool/First Grade) will help you!
Included in the complete lesson plans….
Read and color the Farm object.
Color by letter Duck for Pr
Getting your students to slow down, reflect as they read, and engage with the text in different ways are all part of being a good reader and are goals of close reading. While this can be a difficult skill for students to master, teaching it doesn't have to be! Jennifer Horner and I have teamed up to
The goal of this 2-3 day lesson is to give students the opportunity to use the reading and writing habits they’ve been practicing on a regular basis to absorb deeper understanding from Doreen Cronin’s story. By reading and rereading the passage closely and focusing their reading
I can't wait to celebrate President's Day next week with this adorable flipbook. Students complete questions about duck for president and then attach their flipbook pages (total of 12!) to the front of the barn. There are flip pages with vocabulary, sequencing, comprehension, character feelings, pr
Duck for President
Election, Reading & Writing Activities FREEBIE
Common Core Reading Aligned Worksheets - 5 pages
Election Voting Forms - 2 pages
Writing Pages - 14 pages
Duck versus Farmer Brown Anchor Chart (to fill out with class) - 1 pg or 6 page poster
What a President
★ Just Updated on 10/30/16! ★ Are you reading Duck for President by Doreen Cronin? This sequencing activity is a great companion to the book!
This product includes two worksheets: one includes illustrated cards that represents the key events that occurred in the story and th
Another story companion filled with many different ways to differentiate your close reading time, small group reading time, Daily 5 or literature circles.
In this unit you will find the following:
-6 Story elements anchor charts (characters, setting, plot, cause, effect and circular story)
This Duck For President common core reading literature unit includes vocabulary, fluency, comprehension (inferential and text-based) questions, mentor text sentences CCSS language standards, retell frames, summarizing, opinion writing, narrative writing, and a rubric. It supports Common Core Standar
This is a NO PRINT book companion for the book, Duck for President by Doreen Cronin, targeting a variety of language, vocabulary, and grammar goals.
Are you out of time to print, laminate, and cut? Then give this a try! This NO PRINT book companion can be used on any computer, tablet, or pho
This includes 3 dice roll games that could go along with the book, Duck for President!
3 games included:
-Standard 1 die roll---students will double it and move that many spaces
-Roll 1 die, double it and move----BUT Farmer Brown is on the board and if you land on him, you lose a turn!
-Same as the
This product is designed to be used with the book Duck for President. These Graphic Organizers are great for students to organize their thinking. You can print these or use a smart board to record thoughts. This 29 slide PDF File includes:
P.2- Vocabulary Circle Map
P.3- Elections Circle Map
Looking for activities to accompany the book "Duck for President" by Doreen Cronin?
This 20-page packet is FUN, ENGAGING, and HASSLE-FREE! Just print, hand out, and watch your students comprehension increase and their imaginations soar!
KWL Chart (Life on a Farm, Ducks, President)
Vote for Duck! Dig into this cute book by Doreen Cronin with the activities in this set. Use the cards to create charts for retelling, character study, vocabulary development,and comparing texts. Response pages support your lessons. Students can create their own campaign posters and cast ballots for
Duck For President Reader's Theater
This President Reader's script has parts for 10 or more students. Reader's Theaters are great for practicing fluency, expression, and encourages students to work together!
★This play is perfect to use as an extension activity after reading Duck f
Duck for President by Doreen Cronin is a book LOVED by kids!
This response journal will help make this unit easy for you and worthwhile for your K-2 kids. To use, simply copy the pages you would like for your class to work on (I choose about 4-5) and copy with the cover on top!
Duck for President is the perfect literacy unit/book companion to use prior to the election. This companion includes color and black-line versions.
**Note: This is part of my Presidential Election Bundle**
This product is a unit including easy to prep language arts and math activities based on the book DUCK FOR PRESIDENT by Doreen Cronin.
Vocabulary Cards and Games
Creating Candidate Posters
Ballots for Voting
Addition Dice Game
Duck's New Job Wor
This is a great activity to use before, on, or after Election Day. Or even any day in November! After reading Duck for President, we vote whether or not Duck should be president. During this voting process the students give reasons why or why not. Then we use the graphic organizer to plan our frie
My class is using this for the 2012 election! I've designed this unit to be a bit open-ended so that you have flexibility in how to use it in your classroom. These activities are designed for a class to learn about Election Day. Included is everything you’ll need to develop vocabulary and assess kno
What a perfect read aloud for Election Day! Graphic organizers and thinking activities to help support your readers with Duck for President by Doreen Cronin.
Inside you will find:
About the Author Research Activity
Facts I Learned from the Author's Note
Characters/Plot/Setting Graphic Organizer
This is a literature review packet I created for the book: "Duck for President" by Doreen Cronin. Very appropriate for an election year! I have included the common core standards that are addressed in this review at the beginning. There is a vocabulary section, a comprehension section, a sequencing s
Do you read Duck for President during the month of November? This fun lapbook will have your students engaged and on task while practicing the following skills:
-identifying story elements
Be sure to make Duck for President p
I love Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin books, and so do my
students. Duck for President is an engaging book with enriched vocabulary, hilarious story line and lots of Duck action!
Enjoy reading the book with your class, and then work through the pages in this booklet at your own pace. It could be
Duck for President Quick Prep Speech and Language Book Companion
Duck for President by Doreen Cronin presents a duck that longs for more. Could he become president?
This speech and language book companion includes the following black and white quick prep materials:
I CAN statements for each target
“Duck for President” is a fun-filled look at the election process. Like other books by Doreen Cronin, this book infuses humor into a delightful tale of a funny group of farm animals. Duck decides to hold an election to become the leader of the farm. This later leads to his run for governor and Presi
This book companion has it all! It is perfect to add to your election themed units! In this book companion you will find the following:
*A list of Common Core Standards met through the activities
*Vocabulary Posters and 2 vocabulary worksheets
*Comprehension Questions to use during a read aloud
Activities to go along with Duck for President by Doreen Cronin!
-sequencing (2 versions-- all text and text with clip-art for support!)
-matching key details from the story (two options)
-true/false using key details
-ballots for a class election
Farmer Brown has a list of chores for all the animals on the farm. Duck does NOT like to do chores. He decides Farmer Brown must go and decides to hold an election.
Perfect for Presidents' Day and a discussion about elections.
Recalling story details...somebody, wanted,
This adapted book is based off the wonderful story by Doreen Cronin and is meant to connect to the book, not instead of the book.
Adapted books are great for providing the opportunity for learners that are nonverbal or students with significant disability to enjoy and follow along with a story. The
This is election unit filled with fun! This mini-unit is based on the story Duck for President. The packet includes 3 activities.
Materials provided are:
Math activity (percentages)
After reading the picture book Duck for President by Doreen Cronin, have students move statements to the true or false category. Cut out the cards prior to reading the book. There are 4 true statements and 4 false statements.
Children of all ages enjoy the book Duck for President. This bundle includes various Common Core Tasks for Math, Reading, and ELA.
Included in this bundle are:
*Mock Voting Resources (ballots, signs, polling signs, registration cards, and voting stickers)
A wonderful collection of activities that correlate with the book,
"Duck for President."
Predicting - 2 activities
Beginning Middle End
Main idea with details
Who what when where why
3 2 1
ABC order cut and paste
Create a poster
Do away with the worksheets and invite your students to read like a writer! This is a high-interest interactive tool to engage your students in conversations and writing drills to improve grammar skills. Your students will love being taught the craft of writing using sentences from one of their favor
Revisit Farmer Brown’s farm and introduce the election process as Duck decides to run for office in this funny and entertaining story! This 42 page journal includes 17 comprehension questions- constructed response, graphic organizers for story elements, and ...plus much more!
-Fiction vs. nonfiction
Like my other book related products, this packet will include everything needed for the story “Duck for President” by Doreen Cronin. The product is perfect for substitutes or a short week where your regular reading series will not work. This is also great for a supplement to a government social studi
This unit is designed bring mentor sentences into a kindergarten or first grade classroom. The primary focus of this unit is proper conventions, penmanship and basic sentence structure. This unit takes a sentence from the mentor text: Duck For President and works to develop the skills listed above. T
This set of lesson plans, resources, and activities is for use with “Duck for President” by Doreen Cronin. It can be used for whole group, small group, and independent instruction – which makes these resources a smart choice for literacy centers or Reader’s Workshop.
10 activities to teach about the election using the book, "Duck for President". This product is perfect for teaching about the American Election System, Government, American Symbols and lots more. Pages are differentiated so they can work with lower and upper learning stages. Activities included in
This booklet creates a quick, simple way for you to build and assess comprehension in your classroom while also targeting other areas of guided reading including vocabulary, writing and phonics. Perfect for intervention or special education students as well.
This resource targets using reciprocal