Doreen Cronin is the author of Click, Clack, Moo and many other great stories about these silly farm animals. She also wrote Diary of a Worm.
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sequencing the events of the story. First... Then... Next... Last. This is a skill a lot of my friends have to work on as IEP goals, so it's a great way to practice the skill.
Inferring is another important skill we work on a lot in my classroom, so of course we take the opportunity to infer and describe the story.
mock election we hold after. Instead of voting for real people, I have my students vote for different animals from the story. I print clip art in poster size and hang it on the front board to start. We name the animals, describe the animals, and we try to talk about why they think each animal would make a good president (this is difficult for my friends, so it's mostly me standing in front of the class telling my students characteristics of each animal).
Then it's time for them to cast a vote!
graph the results.
This usually takes 2 days to complete. We typically spend an block on our mock election, but this can then lead us in to talking about actual US Presidents and why we celebrate President's Day.
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