An awkward duckling does not fit in with his brothers and sisters. This little bird is made fun of and has to struggle through life without a great support system. However, the ugly duckling continues to push forward from the bullying of his fellow ducklings, the hunters, and cruel seasons. He survives and becomes a grateful swan. Students can create a story board to show the transformation of an ugly duckling to a graceful swan.
Reading Level: Lexile AD820L