Duck for President {Election Book Companion}

Oh my goodness, I created this file upon request a little more than a year ago and completed it this past fall.  I'm finally getting around to posting the complete unit.  I'm super excited to include this yearly treasure for me in my collection of companions...

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. 


What's included...

A heavy dose of story vocabulary that will assist language learners with words such as farm, farmer, muck, chores, election, vote, protest, ballot, campaign, governor, speech, voting booth, president and autobiography.


Provided are several options for recording vocabulary words. Option one includes a vocabulary book with clipart images. Option two includes blank vocabulary response pages.  Option three includes one page of 12 vocabulary images for interactive notebooks.




Build background knowledge for elections with a KWL and a presidential Brace Map.



Develop understanding of the voting process.  Mini posters are included to discuss political parties. They're differentiated to support K/1 students with the two party system and 2/3 grade students with the formation of the parties.  Included are materials for students to register to vote, a registration card, and six different campaign posters.  





Students can practice voting with chart options, ballots, and data trackers for favorite fruits and pets. Also available are materials to vote for characters in the story and 2016 candidates. You will receive a sign for your own ballot box and vote stickers.







Students can work on ordinal numbers and become familiar with presidents by ordering the flashcards.  Older students can work to order the dates that the presidents were in term.




You'll find engaging comprehension response sheets with a story map, compare/contrast, story structure, character changes, understanding cause/effect and unwinding circular plots.




Encourage students to write a response with planning page and simple craft.  Students will be excited to see the final product.




Finally, this file includes fun sequence cards that match the vocabulary puzzles at the start of the unit.


If you're interested in this file, click the cover image at the top!
Wishing you the best this election season!

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Tree {Seasons Book Companion}

Earlier this month I found an adorable story at Target and couldn't resist the purchase.  When I got home, I found the book on sale at Amazon too.  The story is entitled, Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go.


The story begins with a wise old owl who lives in a tree.  This owl has seen the sights before. Seasons come and seasons go, but life continues to evolve. 

Tree explores the life of a tree across the span of a year.  The readers watch as the leaves change, blossom, fruit and fall.  The landscape evolves in the background with each season that passes.  We witness the circle of life with the tree, as well as the animals that visit.  The attention to details is shown through the illustrations and the rhythm of the text.  Rich vocabulary is sprinkled on each page making it an instructional dream.  The most delightful part is the peep through holes, revealing new visiting animals with each turn of the page.




Captivate students with seasonal themed fun while meeting learning standards with this ORIGINAL book companion for the story Tree! This 64 page packet is packed full of excitement. If you're interested in this file, click the graphic below.



What's included...

A heavy dose of story vocabulary will assist language learners with words such as gripped, shoots, peeping, blossoms, scamper, shimmering, flit, bowers, ripe, sway, damp, dew, shivers, shelter, and seasons.


Provided are several options for recording vocabulary words. Option one includes a vocabulary book with clipart images. Option two includes blank vocabulary response pages.  Option three includes one page of 12 vocabulary images for interactive notebooks.




Reread the story throughout the week using my prepared interactive skills pages. Included are essential questions, flip flaps for note taking, and a student page for an informal assessment. Each of the above options are provided for seasons and verbs.


Build background knowledge of Fall with a KWL and leaves with a Brace Map.



You'll find engaging comprehension response sheets with pages for predict/infer, life cycle, a story map, compare/contrast, story structure, and sequence of events.




Encourage students to write information about the seasons with a fun flip flap seasons book and matching brochure style writing paper.






  

 Hope you love the file as much as me!


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