Make Way For Ducklings Book Companion (Paired Text) Fun ESL ELL Resources!

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Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey is a classic that children adore! This activity uses paired texts to compare and contrast Mr. and Mrs. Mallard with a real mallard duck.

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It includes graphic organizers for vocabulary as well as comparing and contrasting. A fun interactive printable is used for the children to demonstrate understanding of the book.


Vocabulary Cards

7 vocabulary graphic organizers

Comprehension interactive printable

Compare and Contrast graphic organizer

Writing Sentence Frame

Photographs of a male and female mallard duck

Teacher Sheet of a possible response

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Total Pages
21 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.


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