It’s that time of the week again! This week’s story is The Ugly Duckling. There are many versions of this story but today we are reading the story by Mara Alperin and Sue Eastland.
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Questions about The Ugly Duckling
- How do you think The Ugly Duckling felt when the other animals teased him and didn’t want to play with him?
- F2- When the ducklings are born, what adjectives (describing words) are used to describe them? What adjectives are used to describe The Ugly Duckling?
- Does the Mother duck seem worried that The Ugly Duckling looks different to her other ducklings?
- How do you think we should treat people who look or act different to ourselves?
- How did The Ugly Duckling feel at the end of the story when he realised he was a beautiful swan and had finally made a friend?
- In the story, the ducks “Fly South” for the Winter. The Ugly Duckling sleeps through the Winter, in a tree trunk. What is it called when animals ‘go to sleep’ through Winter? You could use the internet (with a grown-up) or search in a book to find the answer.
- You could draw a picture of The Ugly Duckling before or after his transformation into a swan.
- Did you know… There is a song about The Ugly Duckling story. Perhaps you would like to learn a part of the song? See the video below to have a listen / watch.