Monday, April 11, 2016

Duck or Farmer Brown?

Our children love books by Doreen Cronin! We invited them to vote for their favourite character using unifix cubes at our daily 'question of the day'. 

This activity integrates literacy and numeracy. Children discuss their comprehension of the book as they compare the characters, often revisiting aspects of the text ("I like Duck best because he plays tricks on Farmer Brown." "I like Farmer Brown best because he is easy to fool."). They compare the number of votes for each character, comparing the length of the connected cubes to see who has the most votes or by counting each cube to get an exact count. 

Many children were not surprised that Duck was voted our favourite character!

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