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.
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!