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In the Book…
In my Head…
What is the setting in
What is the alligator doing?
(punching the time clock)
Think and Search
How does the duck’s feelings about the waiter in the diner change? Why?
(he is excited and then alarmed;
the waiter is really an alligator with a duck puppet)
Why does the duck give the alligator a ticket?
(he wants the alligator to go to Florida too)P-QAR: In the BookSitting Ducks (Bedard, 1998)
How do you think the duck feels when the waiter in the restaurant shows them the daily special? Why?
(very uncomfortable, because the daily special is “duck soup”)
What do the ducks seem to be doing? Why?
(exercising in order to get
“in shape” to fly south)
On Your Own
In this picture, the egg fell off the assembly line. Why do you think this happened?
(many possible answers)
Why do you think the alligator put the duck in his lunch pail?
(many possible answers)P-QAR: In My HeadSitting Ducks (Bedard, 1998)
This strategy involving visual literacy provides a means for:
Sketch-to-Stretch requires students to create, represent, and share personal meanings for a narrative or expository text.