SynopsisAll 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 accessvia url-link or QR-Code
Equipment for childtablet, phone or laptop, internet connection, perhaps headphones
Materials dictionary (online or paper), craft materials
Language Skillslistening, vocabulary (verbs), speaking (read aloud)
Cross-curricular Linksscience, art and design
ValuesParental love, protection, accepting differences, feelings, patience
World Event DayEaster World Egg Day

Mini Picturebook e-Lessons: Guidelines

STEP 1: Look at the Cover

LookWhat is  the first thing you notice on the cover? Why?
LookDescribe the egg: colour and size.
LookDescribe the duck:  colours, feet, head.
PredictWhat do you think is in the egg?   
ResearchFind 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 AListen and watch for general understanding and enjoyment.
Part BListen 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
ReviewWatch the story again and remember the different birds.
RememberComplete the sentence. Duck thinks his   ……..
CreateDraw 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?
ObserveLook out of your  window, can you see any birds? If so, which ones?   
Research What other creatures lay eggs?
PlanOrganise a mystery egg hunt in your home or garden.
ThinkWrite a short story about what you think happens next to duck and crocodile.
Your opinionWhich is your favourite part of the story? Why?
Step 5: Share and Evaluate your work
ShareSend your work to your teacher or share in your virtual classroom.
EvaluateComplete 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.

Teacher Notes

Want More?

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