Born To Be A Graceful Swan

The Ugly Duckling - Jerry Pinkney, Hans Christian Andersen

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


Grades: PreK-5th