Make Way for Ducklings is a story of a mommy and daddy duck who search for a safe place to build a nest and raise their ducklings. This module invites birds of a feather to flock together for an introduction to visual art, music, and poetry all inspired by ducks. Students will make feathery art, construct nests from loose parts, and join their voices for choral reading and improvised storytelling.
Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. We have added a sample of a Before Reading lesson entitled The (Choral Reading) Duck for you to preview. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following lessons:
- Follow the Leader
- The (Choral Reading) Duck
- Mama Built a Little Nest
- Just Ducky
o I Can Build a Little Nest
o Duck, Duck, Read
o Feather Painting
o Life Cycle of a Duck
- Make Way for Ducklings
- See. Hear. Think. Wonder.
At the end of the module, you will find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.
For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module.
Duckling, Nest, Lacks, Fond, Behold, Mallard, Improvise
Note: This module is part of 1st Grade: Series 2. The four modules in Series 2 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.