Every child loves the naughty antics of Duck in Doreen Cronin's Giggle, Giggle, Quack. Many teachers love it because of its wealth of teachable comprehension skills. So, grab your copy or order one, and get busy with the fun and meaningful literacy activities in this product!
I have designed reading response writing and craft activities that challenge your first or second grader to look beyond the surface-level events, so that they have to interpret, evaluate, and make judgments about the characters.
Activities for your whole or small group instruction include:
*Differentiated Summary/Retelling Pages (3 versions, each with main idea sentence for support; one has scaffolded transition words for extra support)
*Turn and Talk Directions Mini Poster
*All About Duck Bubble Map
*All About Farmer Brown Bubble Map
*Duck's Character Traits (2 versions)
*Compare Duck's and Farmer Brown's Points of View
*Animal Care -- Analyzing Bob's choices
*Character Circle Puppet patterns -- Duck, Farmer Brown, Cow, Pig, Hen (describe a character and attach it to a craft stick for a fun retelling prop)
*Write a Play Template (3 pages)
*Story Structure of the book (2 versions -- one scaffolded, one open ended)
*Retelling Graphic Organizer with Book Rating
*WANTED -- Review form for children to write three reasons someone should read Giggle, Giggle, Quack
*Running Record Form with text (321 running words)
*Teacher's Notes with suggestions and links to additional information on running records
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