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Perfect Wizard & Uglified Ducky

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Hans Christian Anderson's biography in The Perfect Wizard paired with the The Uglified Ducky (a spin-off of his "Ugly Duckling,") provide a great study of Hans Christian Andersen.

The 18-page Kids' Wings unit for The Perfect Wizard, Hans Christian Andersen by Jane Yolen, will enable your students to build basic skills while having fun and collaborating in problem solving. The unit is filled with problem solving, teamwork, fine arts, and skillbuilding. It guides student study in exciting cross-curriculum activities for individual and cooperative group study.

The Uglified Ducky comes with a precious book and CD of the author (aka Maynard Moose) telling the story.  It is a great storytelling model and one that you could use to encourage your students to write their own fairy tale spin-offs!

In addition, you will have access to our original recorded song for The Perfect Wizard at

Activities in the unit include:

The 18-Page Unit for The Perfect Wizard: Hans Christian Andersen Contains:
  • Anticipation Guide
  • Crossword Puzzle
  • Six-Page Readers’ Theater Script for the traditional "Ugly Duckling"
  • Character Study
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension
  • Writing Prompts
  • Professionally Recorded Song
  • and MORE! 
  • PLUS

The 7-Page Unit for The Uglified Ducky Unit Contains: 
  • Discussion Cards
  • Crossword Puzzle
  • Storytelling Guide
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension
  • Dialect and Non-Standard English
  • Comparison of Books
  • Answer Keys


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