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?
Through Marjorie Flack's delightful story, students will learn:
Historical Background: Learn about ancient Chinese cormorant fishing and about the Yangtze River.
Author Biography: Learn about Marjorie Flack, her life, and other works.
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Synonyms, homonyms, repetition, paraphrase.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Creation of birds, wisdom, obedience, consequences, responsibility, lost & alone, fear, safety.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Read-a-loud, Chinese fishing boats, duck science, boat craft, rivers, Ancient China, geography, artwork study, painting, family plan, wordsearch, maze, coloring pages, family tree, swimming, crafts, field trips, 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 the unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!
Features and Benefits of the study guide
Printed Workbook Format
- Large 8.5x11 format is convenient to read and easy on the eyes
- Every question has plenty of whitespace for student’s answers
- Encourages neat and clean handwriting practice
- Easily transports without the need for a laptop or other expensive equipment
- Provides a permanent record of the student’s work
- Convenient, removable answer key included for the teacher!
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