Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Ugly Ducking

The Ugly Ducking is one of the best ways to teach critical literacy to your students, especially for young learners. What we see and believe may not be true, and to question where our idea of beauty comes from.

An entire website dedicated to teaching critical literacy through The Ugly Ducking.
Ready-made material for all levels, and it's free.

The Ugly Ducking for Young Learners
Wordless video version for young learners.
For very beginning students, have paper cutouts of the main characters and teach basic words for the animals: This is a duck. Watch the video. Explain in Georgian that what we think we see might not always be true, and that we should think and ask ourselves what we see before we make conclusions. Afterwards, have your students act out the video with the paper characters.

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