This popular fairy tale, The Ugly Duckling is accompanied by practice work sheets for a variety of reading skills. It is followed by four reproducible pages of activities that focus on development and reinforcement of four different areas of reading. They are reading comprehension, phonics, vocabulary development, and creative thinking. Meets Common Core Standards by: reading and comprehending a story; using temporal words, recognize short “u” sound; using correct forms of adjectives; connecting ideas and information. Answer key included.