Five Little Ducks
This book is another Rigby
Literacy 2000 title. It's always
a hit with the kids and has
lots of "built-in" teaching
from sight words to CAP to
lessons about strangers.
make predictions using the front/back cover, introduce
book, title, author, and illustrator, then read for enjoyment!
reread the book with the children, focus their attention on
rat-a-tat-tat, snapping, gobble
reread the book with the children, focus on print
We introduced question marks (and the difference between a
question and a statement) and question word "who". .
We discovered the number words on almost each page and
reread the book with the children, experimenting with
intonation and expression, focus on same/further print
conventions or language targets
We reviewed "the," "is," "see," as well as highlighting the
We reviewed the highlighted number words as well as
reread and respond (responses can be oral, written, or
visual, depending on the shared reading book)
We used the book's pattern to create a class book. Each
page had a "door" with:
Who is that?
Open the door and see. on it.
Oooo, it's a _________.
He wants to come in for tea.
Students illustrated/wrote who was knocking on the door.
This book is the old rhyme
illustrated by Pamela
Paparone. Students love it
because they already know
the song. It's a great
follow-up for the farm unit or
after studying numbers 1-5.