The Ugly Duckling – Active Reader (Level-V)
Ugly Duckling has trouble making friends. How does he stop being sad?
This story is that of a plain-looking little bird born in a barnyard. His brothers and sisters as well as the other birds and animals on the farm tease him for being plain and ugly, so he runs off to live with a flock of wild ducks and geese. What’ll happen now to poor little Ugly Duckling?
The ‘Active Reader’ series contains 6 levels with 6 books under each level that promote cognitive abilities of children and encourage independent reading. There are several aspects in the books that help the child grasp the story easily – colourful illustrations and a vocabulary section at the end of each book with context specific meanings of difficult words. The story ends with either a thought-provoking question or a prompt that encourages the child to think of alternate storylines. They are inspired to draw their own conclusions and understand how the story can be different. This enables children to broaden the horizons of their imagination and take an active interest in learning.
For children above 5 years of age and above, the content is designed on the reading level of the child rather than age or enrolled grade to ensure that any child can pick up reading and progress at their own pace.
Other titles available in this level are Rapunzel, The Ugly Duckling, Jack and The Beanstalk, The Elves and The Shoemaker and Cinderella.