Ducks Crossing (SE)

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Ducks Crossing is the story of a family of ducks who are trying to cross a newly-built highway. The ducks finally succeed with the help of some concerned motorists.
Features of the Book – The environmental theme, – Repetition in the dialogue – “Stop the traffic!” shouted the crowd., – The descriptions of the city, the mayor, the chief of police, – Verbs used as an alternative to “said” – shouted, yelled, cried, – Challenging vocabulary – accident, secretary, Purpose Ducks Crossing can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – using prior knowledge to predict meaning and make sense of the text, – making judgments about the actions of characters, – identifying cause and effect in the story line, – determining the author’s purpose in writing, – recording the responses of different characters to a problem, – determining similarities and differences in characters.

Themes covered in this book are: Neighbourhood, Humour, Environment

Reading Level:23-24 (Silver)

AuthorTrevor Wilson

SeriesSkyrider Chapters

Year Level3


Guided Reading Level23

GenreGeneral Narrative

Theme/TopicEnvironment | Humour | Neighbourhood

Strategy/SkillsAuthor's purpose | Cause and effect | Character study | Forming opinions | Making Judgments | Prior knowledge

Page Count32