Vocabulary Duck for President Grades: k-5 Day 1:



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Vocabulary

Duck for President

Grades: K-5

Day 1:(20-25 minutes)

Before reading the story explain to the students that today they will be hearing five sparkling words in Duck for President. Point to the “Vivacious Vocabulary” chart with the five words listed on it. As you read the story stop at the words (flag these words before hand in your book with post-its) and briefly give a definition. After reading the story go over the words with more detail giving the definition, synonyms, and motions. The motions help the students remember the words and make it more fun. Let the students know that they will be learning about these words throughout the week. You will record a tally mark on the chart when you hear students correctly using a vocabulary word.




Word

Definition

Synonym

Motion

Chores

A job you have to do, especially a boring one

Odd jobs, tasks, duties, errands

Move arms like sweeping


Registering

The act of recording names and details on a list

Sign-up, register

Pretend to write something


Protested

To say or do something, to show you disagree.

March, demonstrate, boycott

Shake head no



Ballot

A piece of paper that you use to vote

Poll, election, survey, opinion poll

Hold piece of paper



Election

When you vote to choose someone for an official position

Choice, determination, selection, vote

Make check mark in the air




Word Associations: After presenting explanations for each vocabulary word, ask students to associate one of their new words or phrase.

Turn and tell your partner….

Which word goes with choosing someone for president? Why? (election)

Which word goes with a job that you have to do? Why? (chores)

Which word goes with to do something to show you do not agree? Why? (protested)

Which word goes with recording names and details on a list? Why? (registering)

Which word goes with a piece of paper that you use to vote? Why? (ballot)

Day 2: (20 minutes)

Start day 2 by going over the words, definitions, synonyms, and motions with the students. Reread the sentences in Duck for President that include our vivacious vocabulary words. When the students hear the words have them do the motion.
Making Choices

Point to the word chores on the chart.



Say: If what I say describes chores, move your arms like you are sweeping and say, chores If not, just remain quiet.

  • Going to the movies

  • Making your bed

  • Playing with a friend

  • Sweeping the floor

Point to the word registering on the chart.



Say: If what I say describes registering, pretend to write something and say, registering If not, just remain quiet.

  • Signing up for summer camp

  • Writing a story

  • Drawing a picture

  • Putting your name down for a part in a play

Point to the word protested on the chart.



Say: If what I say describes protested, shake your head NO and say, protested If not, just remain quiet.

  • Agreeing with everyone

  • Refusing to go to the store

  • Planting a flower

  • Not going to bed on time

Point to the word ballot on the chart.



Say: If what I say describes ballot, pretend to hold a piece of paper and say, ballot If not, just remain quiet.

  • A book

  • A paper with names of candidates

  • A swing

  • A paper with choices listed for you to choose

Point to the word election on the chart.



Say: If what I say describes election, pretend to hold a piece of paper and say, election If not, just remain quiet.

  • Voting for class president

  • Making all the choices by yourself

  • Your family choosing to eat at a specific restaurant

  • Voting for President of the United States


Day 3 (10-15 minutes)

Vivacious Vocabulary Chart:

Say each word on the chart. Students repeat the word after you. Review the definitions, synonyms and motion for each word.


Relating Words:

Have students turn and talk with a partner.


You are voting for the president. Would that be an example of chores or election? Why? (election)
You tell the mayor that you don’t agree with what he has said. Would that be an example of registering or protested? Why? (protested)
Synonym Search:
Show the students the Synonym Search Chart. Read aloud the words at the top of the chart. Read one synonym. Students work with a partner to identify the synonym that matches the vocabulary word.


Registering

Ballot

Protested

Election

chores















Put synonyms on index cards and mix them up.



Day 4: Vocabulary Graphic Organizers: Work on this as a whole class. Have students turn and talk to help come up with the answers. Name words that have the same meaning as the word you have chosen. Write these words in the ovals. Then have students think of examples of what the word is. This can be drawn freehand on the board. Students can also draw this in their spiral notebooks.

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WHAT IS IT?


Examples











Day 5:

Day 5: Review Tally Marks and definitions and words

Vocabulary Graphic Organizers: Hand out paper or have students work in a spiral vocabulary notebook. Students make a square. Have student’s choose their own word or they can choose a word with their partner to complete graphic organizer. Do not have them complete the same word as you did on the graphic organizer above.



Write the word


Read the definition



Write a sentence using the word



Draw a picture


















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