Students can relate to Duck not wanting to do his chores and deciding to make a change around the farm. This moment really captures the students' attention and introduces them to the election process.
Students are then exposed to local, state, and national government structures in a fun way through Duck's adventures.
One of my favorite activities to determine the comprehension of a read aloud is for students to work individually on a sequencing activity.
This sequencing activity includes two pages: a cut-out page featuring illustrated cards with short captions and a final student handout which allows the students to paste the cards in the correct order.
Once students have worked their fine motor skills by cutting out the illustrated cards, then they can sort the cards to practice retelling the story.
Even a struggling reader, who might not be able to remember the order of events right away, can analyze the illustrated cards.
Where was Duck in this card? Who was with Duck? When did this happen in the story? These are all questions that can start getting the wheels turning for a student.
Students can then glue the illustrated cards in the correct order on the final student handout.
Kids get a kick out of checking their answers using an interactive PowerPoint or SMART Notebook resource.
Students are asked to press or click on the correct card and receive immediate feedback to either try again or go on to the next step of the activity.
This is a great way to get the class up and moving!
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