The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare

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Both The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare are great additions to an elementary language arts lesson. Young readers focus on the literary elements of each story, including characters and plot development, and apply counting and measurement skills in different activities.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Project the sheets onto your whiteboard for learners to fill in with a dry erase marker
  • Use in a unit about fables or when discussing morals of the story
Classroom Considerations

  • Disregard the first page, as it relates to a specific performance of the stories on stage

  • Clear and straightforward way to discuss the elements of each story
  • Includes helpful writing prompts and discussion questions
  • Incorporates math and literary analysis in one activity, which prompts learners to graph the results of toy car races in the classroom

  • Most of the worksheets are in color and may not print effectively in black and white
Common Core