Duck for President Literacy Unit for Special Education Presidents’ Day



Total Pages 32 pages plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Duck for President by Doreen Cronin is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs.


This unit has various activities to accompany Cronin’s book Duck for President. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Duck for President.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information as they listen to the story about a duck who thinks things will be easier if he were just the president.


*****This unit includes 12 google slides and a version of the book read aloud. Perfect for an independent learning center. The slides are separated into 2 files. One is regular and one is differentiated with color for more support.


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Duck for President Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • Activities in color
  • Activities in black and white
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Duck for President Activities:

  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on what duck does to campaign (includes digital version)
  • Word map on what the word campaign means (includes digital version)
  • Matching the leader to each community (includes digital version)
  • Matching what each person is covered with at the end of the day depending on where they work (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt why Duck would make a great president (includes digital version)
  • 12 google slides


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.