Duck for President reading lessons for kindergarten and 1st grade! This is a great book for President’s Day. Reading comprehension, responding to literature, and a fun craft!
Duck for President | President’s Day Reading Lesson Ideas
I love reading this book in February for President’s Day. Duck is quite a funny character as he works his way into becoming President. Here are some fun writing response and activity ideas that go along with this book!
In this story, Duck and the other farm animals have a problem. They don’t want to do their chores anymore! Over two days, students respond to the text by writing and drawing about the problem and solution.
It’s never too early to talk about vocabulary within a story. It is important for students to hear rich vocabulary and learn the meaning. “Chore” is a word used often in this book. A lot of students will know this word, but there are definitely a few that are unsure! With a writing response that involves the use of this word, it is good to take some time to review.
Making connections with the text is a good way to build comprehension. When students can relate to what they are reading, or hearing, they are able to recall and understand at a deeper level. For this book, students write about what chores they have to do at home. Before students wrote independently, interactive writing was done with the whole class. This is an excellent time to model how to stretch out the sounds of words and also, mechanics of a sentence.
Students write a letter to Farmer Brown about what they think Duck would rather do instead of doing chores. These ideas are too cute!
End your week with a fun craft.
Everything you need to teach these Duck for President reading lessons can be found in our Reading Comprehension Engaging Readers February.
Here are some more reading lesson ideas for kindergarten and first grade:
- Tacky and the Winter Games Lesson Plans
- Sneezy the Snowman Lesson Ideas
- Engaging Readers, Curriculum Maps and Free Five Day Lesson Plan