Story About Ping, The - E-Guide

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Grade Range: K-2

Setting: Yangtze River, China

Genre: Early Chapter Book, Animals

Page Count: 32 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 6-7 weeks

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This is the delightful story of Ping the duck who lives on the Yangtze River with his family. One night, to avoid a spanking for being the last duck home to the boat, he hides and stays out all night. The next morning, he is lost upon the large river among many many boats, none of them his. After he is caught by a little boy and locked under a basket, will he ever make it home again?

Progeny Press' Story About Ping English/Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your Primary Elementary grade student(s) with:

Historical Background: Immerse yourself in the rich history of ancient Chinese cormorant fishing, a traditional method that has been practiced for centuries on the Yangtze River. Explore the cultural and historical significance of this fishing technique, and gain insights into the majestic Yangtze River, a vital waterway in Chinese history and culture.
Author Biography: Learn about Marjorie Flack, her life, and other works. 
Vocabulary: Understand words used throughout the novel, enhancing your understanding of the novel through activities designed to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Study and analyze techniques, including the use of synonyms, homonyms, repetition, and paraphrase. Explore how these techniques contribute to the narrative's richness and engage readers.  
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Discuss the creation of birds, the wisdom of making choices, obedience, understanding consequences, taking responsibility, facing the challenges of being lost and alone, managing fear, and prioritizing safety.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Participate in a range of activities, from engaging in read-aloud sessions and exploring Chinese fishing boats to conducting duck science experiments, crafting boat models, studying rivers and Ancient China, creating geographical artwork, painting, developing family plans, enjoying word searches and mazes, coloring pages, constructing family trees, exploring the concept of swimming, crafting, embarking on field trips, and learning about wild animals
Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, The Story of Ping by Marjorie Flack.

All of Progeny Press' Language Arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!

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Formatted with your Primary grade Elementary student in mind, Progeny Press language arts study guides divide the book into simplified writing assignments and lessons that strengthen their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and begins building their analysis and writing skills. Each Progeny Press novel study accomplishes all of this without busy work that can drain the fun out of reading and literature! Kids have loved Progeny Press ELA curriculum in homeschool, co-ops, and private schools for over 30 years!

Book Awards:
Caldecott Medal Winning author, Marjorie Flack   •   National Education Association "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children"   •   Ping has appeared on television since the 1950s   •   Read aloud once a week on the show, Captain Kangaroo, for seventeen years