Answer Key: The Aflac Duck Helps Kids with Cancer

Lesson Plan:  Robotic Duck Helps  Kids with Cancer

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. chemotherapy |ˌkēmōˈTHerəpēˌkemōˈTHerəpē| noun the treatment of disease by the use of chemical substances, especially the treatment of cancer by cytotoxic and other drugs.
  2. communicate |kəˈmyo͞onəˌkāt| verb succeed in conveying one’s ideas or in evoking understanding in others: a politician must have the ability to communicate.
  3. acute  |əˈkyo͞ot| adjective (of a disease or its symptoms) of short duration but typically severe: acute appendicitis.
  4. quack |kwak| verb [no object] (of a duck) make a characteristic harsh. sound.
  5. partnership |ˈpärtnərˌSHip| noun the state of being a partner or partners: we should go on working together in partnership.
  6. Merge |mərj| verb  combine or cause to combine to form a single entity: [no object] : the utility companies are cutting costs and merging with other companies
  7. emit  |əˈmit| verb (emits, emitting, emitted)  make (a sound): she emitted a sound like laughter.
  8. decades |ˈdekād| noun1 a period of ten years: he taught at the university for nearly a decade.
  9. therapeutic |ˌTHerəˈpyo͞odik| adjective- relating to the healing of disease: diagnostic and therapeutic facilities.
  10. precision  |prəˈsiZHən| noun-the quality, condition, or fact of being exact and accurate: the deal was planned and executed with military precision.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary   

Grammar Focus: Word -Recognition

It can be therapeutic to educate a child or it can just be therapeutic for them to play with a duck and not even talk about the medical aspect of things.

Reading Comprehension Fill-ins

To deal with the painful pricks of syringes, children often need to develop coping strategies that either give them a sense of control in an uncertain environment or distract them during moments of extreme stress, experts say.