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!
*Journal Cover Page
*Characters and Setting (students can either draw their own or use provided pictures)
*Beginning, Middle, and End—students will draw and write the BME
*Cause and Effect (cause is given, students need to draw and write effect)
*Problem and Solution—students will draw and write
*Most important part of the story and why
*Text to Self Connection—If I Were President
*Text to Self Connection—What chores do you do?
*Text to Self Connection—Something you work hard at
*Character Web for Duck
*Making Predictions—What do you think Duck will do next?
*Writing a friendly letter to Duck.
*Venn Diagram to compare Duck to a real duck
*Writing Response--Would You Like to be President?
*Inferring—What lesson did Duck learn from this experience?
*Ways the story is like real life and not like real life
*Duck for President Word Search
Campaign Time Activities: (Hold a pretend election in class!)
*Complete a campaign poster for Farmer Brown or Duck
*Ballot form for students to vote for Farmer Brown or Duck
*Graphing page for students to graph the election results and circle the winner.
Very easy duck craft to go with the writing prompt of
_____for President (students write what they would do if they were President)
Please see the preview file for example pages!