1-2-3 Come Write With Me! Waddle You Write About?
I love using a poster as a seguay for a writing assignment. Dr. Seuss's "Lucky Ducky" quotation is a great vehicle for that.
Print off the poster and share it with your students.
In a discussion before hand, brainstorm why a person is lucky.
What things do they have, that others who don’t live in America, or who are poor, don’t have etc.
Print off the cover for the class book + the writing prompt page for each of your students.
Remind them of beginning capitalization, end punctuation and spaces between their words and you have covered 3 common core standards.
Students trace the beginning prompt and then complete the sentences: "I think I'm a lucky ducky because..." and "I'm glad I don't..."
Collect and collate the pages and share the completed book with your class, by having each student read their page when you come to it.
If you don't want to make a class book, you can use the duck template and make an adorable spring bulletin board for March is Reading Month.
Run off the ducks on yellow construction paper.
Students cut them out and then write why they feel they are lucky.
For more pizzazz, add a wiggle eye. student photo, feather, and a 3 dimensional beak.
Mount the ducklings on a blue background bulletin board, so that the ducks look like they are swimming in a pond.
Add clouds to the sky.
Glue the poster to a sheet of pastel construction paper and put it in the middle of the board.
Add some toilet paper roll “cat tails” for a 3D effect + some pastel polka dot or striped bulletin board boarder for that finishing touch.
Click on the link to view/download Dr. Seuss Lucky Ducky Packet.
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"Today you are you; that is truer than true, there is no one else that is youer than you." -Dr. Seuss