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)
Guided Reading Level23
Theme/TopicEnvironment | Humour | Neighbourhood
Strategy/SkillsAuthor's purpose | Cause and effect | Character study | Forming opinions | Making Judgments | Prior knowledge