Aims: To present the story of the Ugly Duckling.
Pupil Language: Oh me, Oh my! – I can’t run or fly! – The animals don’t like me. – I can’t jump or climb. – I think it’s time – to leave my family!
Teacher Language: Open your books. – What can the mouse do? – Is the Ugly Duckling happy?
Extra Materials: Photocopies of activity story page (Extension).
Beginning the lesson
- Wait by the door and greet the children as they arrive.
- (An activity to revise the vocabulary of the story.)
Tell the children to try to recall the last episode of the story (p. 31). Ask:
Teacher: What can the mouse do?
Presentation & Practice
- (Activities to present the story.)
Draw a large 43 on the board. Point to it, mime and say: Open your books at page forty-three!
- Hold up your book. Point to the Ugly Duckling and ask: Is the Ugly Duckling happy? (No). Point to the Ugly Ducking in the speech bubble and say: Goodbye family. It ‘s time to leave. The children repeat, chorally and individually.
- Play the cassette/CD. Children listen. Play the cassette/CD again and pause after each line for children to repeat, chorally and individually.
Ugly Duckling: Oh me, oh my!
I can’t run or fly!
The animals don’t like me.
I can’t jump or climb.
I think it ’s time
To leave my family!
- Ask children to assume the role of the Ugly Duckling and say what he can’t do.
Child 1: Oh me, oh my! I can’t fly.
Child 2: Oh me, oh my! I can’t run. etc
Before going into class
Photocopy the corresponding activity page of the story (one per child).
- Hand out a photocopy to each child. Explain the activity. Allow children some time to complete the task. Check children’s answers.
Ending the lesson
- In pairs, ask children to act out a short dialogue. Demonstrate this yourself first.
Child 1: Hello, I ‘m a duck.
Child 2: Can you climb?
Child 1: No, I can’t (climb).
Child 2: Can you fly?
Child 1: Yes, I can (fly). etc
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