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Duck for President
Duck for President | Doreen Cronin
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When Duck gets tired of working for Farmer Brown, his political ambition eventually leads to his being elected President.
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KristenDuck
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My Kindergarten is learning about the presidents for the month of November, starting with George Washington! Each student created their own little representation of our first president.

Duck For President is a fun book about a duck who is tired of farm life and ready to be the one who has a day. Of course, ducks are the only ones who understand him, but his charisma carries him up to the White House!

Great children‘s book for elections.

wanderinglynn Super cute! ❤️ 3mo
cmastfalk My kids like this book. What a fun activity! 3mo
LibrarianRyan I love that book. I love all the duck books. 3mo
Texreader So cute!! I love that you are doing this! 3mo
CafeMom I loved the duck books! I read them with my son when he was little. What a fun little project. 3mo
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destaneefolden
Duck for President | Doreen Cronin

“The mice got together and protested the height requirement. So Duck crossed it off.“

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destaneefolden
Duck for President | Doreen Cronin

This is a really charming book that would keep children of any age smiling and interested in the story. Can't recommend it enough!

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destaneefolden
Duck for President | Doreen Cronin
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Duck for President is a Caldecott winning book. This is a silly story with cute illustrations that help keep the students engaged in the story. I think this would be a great book for any age group because it still manages to make me smile!

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abbychlosta
Duck for President | Doreen Cronin

He even played the saxophone on late-night television.

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abbychlosta
Duck for President | Doreen Cronin

This book gave me big Animal Farm vibes, but definitely a more kid friendly version with a happier ending than the novel. Really enjoyed this!

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abbychlosta
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Duck for President by Doreen Cronin was written in 2004 and is a Caldecott Honor book. This book was so cute! It really reminded me of the novel Animal Farm with the animals wanting to take over the farm. It was so fun and comical to follow Duck in his journey to fame. I think kids would enjoy this and it also teaches them a little about government. The illustrations also play a huge part in the impact of the book.

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abbychlosta
Duck for President | Doreen Cronin
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Duck for President by Doreen Cronin was written in 2004 and is a Caldecott Honor book. This book was so cute! It really reminded me of the novel Animal Farm with the animals wanting to take over the farm. It was so fun and comical to follow Duck in his journey to fame. I think kids would enjoy this and it also teaches them a little about government. The illustrations also play a huge part in the impact of the book.

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ev844718
Duck for President | Doreen Cronin

This book is super cute for young children! It shows how anyone can do anything, even animals. I think it‘s motivational and fun!

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ev844718
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“And he had a very bad headache.”

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ev844718
Duck for President | Doreen Cronin
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Duck for President by Doreen Cronin was published in 2004. It received the Best Illustrated Children‘s Book Award. I loved this book because it shows how some people may not see how hard work is until they are put in another‘s position. I thought that the illustrations were funny and helped better exemplify the story.

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elisaschwass
Duck for President | Doreen Cronin

This book will make you laugh and is a lot of fun!

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elisaschwass
Duck for President | Doreen Cronin
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Duck for President by Doreen Cronin was written in 2004. It is a very fun book to ready. It is great for all ages to hear and perfect for people to read to their kids! If you want a fun read this is the book for you.

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elisaschwass
Duck for President | Doreen Cronin

“The voters had spoken. Duck was officially on charge.”

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alexialovesmith
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Duck for President by Doreen Cronin, Illustrations by Betsy Lewin (Caldecott Award) - This hilarious MF story is about an unhappy duck who decides he wants to become President! He runs a campaign, gives speeches, and even kisses babies on his journey to Presidency! At the end of the story, he returns to the farm because being a President is no fun.

alexialovesmith 5. I believe this story is best fit for a RA because it provides teachable moments about our government system. This book encompasses UDLS7.1 since it explains the power of choice. https://doreencronin.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/DUCKACTIVITIES.pdf These activities are excellent resources for before and after reading. Pages 2-3 of this PDF touch on ELS4, background knowledge. #ucflae3414su19 7mo
MeganKlein @alexialovesmith, I love the resource you provided, and I totally agree that this book would be a great tool to help teach about our government system. This is an awesome read for when election time comes around! 7mo
DrSpalding You may need to invite Megan in to your class to perform the storytelling! The author resource is excellent and this book is perfect to integrate language arts and social studies. (edited) 6mo
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wmaxflowers
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“Duck for President” is a modern fantasy (F) book written by Doreen Cronin. This story depicts the story of an ambitious duck who becomes sick of his farm-life. His solution? Running for President of the United States. This would be a good shared reading (SR).
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wmaxflowers Lesson plan:
https://www.sightandsoundreading.com/duck-president-lesson-plan/
This lesson plan would align well with UDL principles 7.1 and 7.2 and ESOL 36.
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DrSpalding I like the idea of shared reading and this is an excellent book to teach social studies concepts for civics and government. Same previous comments. 10mo
mluter I love this book! It is such an interesting approach to a presidential campaign and really grabs the attention of children! 10mo
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DianaHerrera
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This modern fantasy book, Duck for President by Doreen Cronin, won the 2004 Parents Choice Award and would be a great book to RA. Duck wanted to do something different than chores, so he decided to organize and election to make him president! 🎤🦆

DianaHerrera **Edit above: Duck wanted to do something different than doing chores, so he decided to organize an election to make himself president of the farm!** https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/duck-president... (edited) 1y
DianaHerrera Before reading the book the students are to look at the cover of the book and talk about the pictures and the title (i.e.: what are the color schemes? Why might Duck be standing on the microphone, etc.) After the students have listened to the story, the students will do a True or False activity. Since it is a short lesson, there is an extension that I absolutely love! It is called, “Vote for Me (students name goes here).” 1y
DianaHerrera Students can create their very own poster that has a motivational message that would want citizens to vote for them. You can even have the students to really vote for who think should be president and whoever has the most votes, wins. What they win, of course, all depends on the teacher. 1y
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DianaHerrera UDL 9.1: Duck for President is a great book that promotes what they should expect when it comes to election day which should also motivate themselves to think about who they should vote and why. ESOL 1: Providing questions during/after the reading allows students to build clarification of the story to complete the activity. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 #VoteForDuck #ClassroomLibrary 1y
emilybanne Super cute book. I love the activity and it would be a great read on presidents day! 1y
DianaHerrera @emilybanne i think it would be great for Presidents‘ Day too. 1y
RossoS Such a funny book. The activity provided would be a great way to check for students comprehension👌🏼 1y
ATejada This book is great to also teach students that the grass is not always greener on the other side! Great post and thanks for sharing! 1y
DrSpalding High quality book for social studies integration. Such thoughtful UDL and EL alignment. 1y
DrSpalding I love the idea of them creating a poster with a motivational message! Voting is at the heart of our civic duty. 1y
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LibrarianRyan
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3⭐️ Man this duck means business. When he decides he no longer wants to mow the lawn and make coffee, Duck runs for Farmer. He decided that was hard work, and ran for governor. But that was still too tough, so now it's time to be president. Duck learns that just because a job looks easier, does not mean it is.

drokka @DuckOfDoom I'm thinking this might be a lovely book 😉 2y
LibrarianRyan @drokka there is an entire duck series from Cronin and the ducks first spear in Click clack moo. The ducks are the trouble makers. Plus you should check out David Shannon. 2y
DuckOfDoom @drokka This looks funny 😄 2y
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alyssahp
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Best RA, Doreen Cronin worked with Betsy Lewin to create a great F which was New York Times Best Illustrated Book in 2004. Duck is back with all the other animals but this time, he is sick of Farmer Brown's rules and holds an election to be in charge of the farm. He keeps having different elections until he moves all the way up to presidency. A resource that gives a lot of great activities to do in relation to the text is

alyssahp https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/duck-president.... UDL 2.5 illustrating through multiple media & EL 29 using a variety of reference materials are both great ways to expand the text by using real world elections and presidents as examples. #ucflae3414f17 (edited) 2y
DrSpalding Excellent post and love the image. This is a wonderful book to pair with nonfiction regarding how to become president of the United States. 2y
ismari212 The story sounds cute and I like the picture 2y
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KilgoreTrout
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Can we please go back and elect duck?! Please?!?!

stacybmartin My son's second grade class performed this just after the election. I prefer Duck! 🦆💙 3y
DuckOfDoom Yes!! 3y
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shanebeth
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I love when children's book authors throw in little details like this. 😂 I read this book to my students yesterday and obviously they were clueless, but I got a kick out of it. #politicalfiction #photoadaynov16

Kimzey Love it! ❣ 3y
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LaurenReads
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A fun #election day in kindergarten! (Duck won) I love this book to begin explaining voting to students.

britt_brooke Cute!! 3y
Simona Hurray for Duck! 3y
DuckOfDoom Ducks should rule the world 🐣 3y
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LeahBergen Oh, that's awesome! 3y
Bookworm83 This makes my whole day!!! Adorable!! 3y
shanebeth We read this today and voted too! Duck won by a landslide. 3y
Reviewsbylola Very fun idea! 3y
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Angeles
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My little boy picked this from the library and insisted I read it aloud tonight. I guess this election made it into the playground 🙁😭.