The Ugly Duckling Activities

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K - 2nd
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These Ugly Duckling story activities are great for engaging students as well as developing comprehension with oral and written retell, summary, characters, and the lesson or moral. It also includes some fun literacy and math extension activities which are great for literacy centers.

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*3 pages of story vocabulary- great for word walls or to support writing activities

* Color and blackline character cut out cards to make a story mat for oral retell

*Blank retell book with guide words

*Retell book with clipart guides

*2 blank retell pages to differentiate your student booklets with more pages or more writing space
*cut and paste words- for the students who may not be ready to write a retell

*Summarize templates 2 line sizes, with and without transition words.

*Lesson learned- 2 moral/ theme pages with writing pages

*Character web and writing pages (2 line sizes) for mother duck, ugly duckling, and Other Ducklings)

*2 Venn diagrams (compare characters and compare duck and swan)

*Opinion Prompt with differentiated graphic organizer and writing pages (2 line sizes)

*Favorite part write and draw

*Letter scramble with letter tiles (great for literacy center)

*ABC order

*2 Make a List templates

*Spin and Color (numbers to 6 and add to 12)

*Egg Bump game- Addition to 12

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56 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.


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