The Ugly Duckling

This The Ugly Duckling activity & project also includes:

It's not about what you look like on the outside! A study guide for the stage adaptation of The Ugly Duckling reminds learners that being cruel to those in need is not helpful—and that we all belong somewhere.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the challenge questions as warm-up activities before a literature unit
  • Use the model limerick to inspire class members to create their own poems
Classroom Considerations

  • Does not include the text of the story, but it is available online
  • Based on The Ugly Duckling, a stage production by Richard Giersch, but several activities are adaptable for the classroom
Pros

  • Focuses on the idea of character traits, physical traits, and personality traits, and the differences among all three
  • Incorporates vocabulary skills as well as literary analysis
Cons

  • None