|Synopsis||All the birds have eggs to hatch except Duck. When Duck finds an egg of his own he’s delighted but the other birds think it’s a very odd egg.|
|Lesson access||via url-link or QR-Code|
|Equipment for child||tablet, phone or laptop, internet connection, perhaps headphones|
|Materials||dictionary (online or paper), craft materials|
|Language Skills||listening, vocabulary (verbs), speaking (read aloud)|
|Cross-curricular Links||science, art and design|
|Values||Parental love, protection, accepting differences, feelings, patience|
|World Event Day||Easter World Egg Day|
STEP 1: Look at the Cover
|Look||What is the first thing you notice on the cover? Why?|
|Look||Describe the egg: colour and size.|
|Look||Describe the duck: colours, feet, head.|
|Predict||What do you think is in the egg?|
|Research||Find out what colour and size of eggs ducks lay.|
|Check||Look up the meaning of ‘odd’ and ‘hatch an egg’ in your dictionary.|
Step 2 and Step 3: Listen and Watch
|Part A||Listen and watch for general understanding and enjoyment.|
|Part B||Listen and watch again and answer the questions, pause and replay when you need to.|
|Which other birds are in the story?|
|How does duck feel about his egg?|
|What do the other birds think of duck’s egg? How does that make duck feel?|
|What is going to happen when we hear ‘creak-crack’? Say it with Emily.|
|What does duck do while waiting for his egg to hatch?|
|What do the other birds do?|
Step 4: Add your Voice
|Review||Watch the story again and remember the different birds.|
|Remember||Complete the sentence. Duck thinks his ……..|
|Create||Draw crocodile with a new colourful scarf.|
|Personalise||What did you think was in duck’s egg? |
Did you think it was odd that a crocodile was in the egg?
|Observe||Look out of your window, can you see any birds? If so, which ones?|
|Research||What other creatures lay eggs?|
|Plan||Organise a mystery egg hunt in your home or garden.|
|Think||Write a short story about what you think happens next to duck and crocodile.|
|Your opinion||Which is your favourite part of the story? Why?|
Step 5: Share and Evaluate your work
|Share||Send your work to your teacher or share in your virtual classroom.|
|Evaluate||Complete the evaluation sheet to reflect on your learning.|
Need Help ?
Part A: Read and complete. You can write or say your answers. You can do this on your own, in pairs or in a class discussion.
Part B: Think about how well you did. Choose and draw the smiley face that fits best.
Draw along with Emily Gravett and learn how to draw.
Learn Sign Language
Finally, if you enjoyed the read aloud, why not learn some Sign Language. Watch Leanne sign The Odd Egg and learn how to sign: odd, egg, bird, duck and waited.
©Ellis, G. & Gruenbaum, T. for PEPELT 2020
The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett published by Two Hoots 2016
Video © Emily Gravett