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Four Aesop Fables

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Listen and enjoy as an engaging narrator reads four of Aesop's fables in a 13-minute audiobook. Fables include "The Rat and the Elephant," "The Grasshopper and the Ants," "The Fox and the Crow," and "The Little Mouse."  
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Aesop's Fables

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Regale your class with renditions of Aesop's fables from the engaging, and beautifully illustrated book by Jerry Pinkney. Guide discussion to practice prediction, compare and contrast various stories, explore the connections between the...
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One of Aesop's Fables

For Students 1st Standards
It's one thing to have an idea, but someone has to put it into action! Young pupils read a rendition of Aesop's fable of the mice in the council before answering four questions about details from the text.
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Teaching with Aesop's Fables

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Bring the applicable morals of Aesop's Fables to your classroom with a series of reading comprehension activities. With 12 different fables with activities and exercises, the packet focuses on the ways learners can apply the fables and...
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Masks and Aesop's Fables

For Teachers K - 4th
Students study and perform Aesop's fables. For this Aesop's fables lesson, students read and/or listen to a number of the famous fables. They make masks based on the characters and perform a fable using the masks. They write about the...
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Aesop's Fables (Grade 3)

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders develop a presentation based on Aesop's Fables. In this Aesop Fables and presentation instructional activity, 3rd graders examine the characteristics of fables and how to interpret them. They choose one of Aesop's Fables to...
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Aesop's Fables: Fitting In

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this literature instructional activity, students read one of Aesop's fables that has the theme of fitting in. Students then complete 7 pages of questions: detail checks, deeper meanings, imagination exercises, drawing characters and...
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Aesop's Fables

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Examine the fables of Aesop with your class. Pupils identify the morals of fables and role-play a scene from their favorite fable of Aesop. Additionally, they compose letters to a favorite character in the fable. Learners role-play again...
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June 4, 620 BC - Aesop's Fables

For Students 7th - 8th
In this writing prompt instructional activity, students learn that June 4, 620 BC was the birthday of Greek born Aesop of Aesop's fables. Students use resources in the classroom to research the fables and then write a fable of their own.
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The Swallow and the Other Birds

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
After reading Aesop's fable "The Swallow and the Other Birds," individuals complete an activity that investigates unknown vocabulary. The passage provides a grade-appropriate challenge for all learners. 
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The Milkmaid and Her Pail

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Readers learn about idioms with a narrative writing activity that follows Aesop's fable "The Milkmaid and Her Pail." An audio version of the story allows learners of all reading levels to access the text.
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The Fox Without a Tail

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Can you trust advice from a person who has something to gain? Aesop's fable "The Fox Without a Tail" depicts the skepticism of a fox community when one of their fellow foxes, having lost his tail in a tap, tries to talk them into...
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Audio Aesop: Listen to the Lesson!

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Aesop's Fables are the focus of this language arts lesson. Young philosophers study and discuss the morals found in the most famous of Aesop's Fables. They write an original fable that teaches a common moral. A "Fable Listening Library"...
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Up-to-Date Aesop

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Students translate one of Aesop's fables into a modern setting with modern language. They illustrate a fable using art supplies or illustration software on the computer.
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Lots of Lessons from Aesop

For Teachers 5th
Aesop’s Fables offer young learners an opportunity to study figurative language. After reviewing theme, simile, alliteration, and metaphor, model for your pupils how to identify examples of these devices in the fable. Class members then...
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"The Milkmaid and Her Pail"

For Students 1st - 3rd
A shortened version of Aesop’s fable "The Milkmaid and Her Pail" provides the text for a reading comprehension worksheet. After reading the story, pupils answer five multiple-choice questions.    
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Aesop's Fables and Thesis Statements

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here's a great idea—use Aesop's Fables to teach kids about thesis statements.
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Fables

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders identify the characteristics of fables, and read and compare/contrast various Aesop's fables. Using handheld computers, they read two fables with a partner, complete a Venn Diagram, develop a traits diagram using PiCo Map,...
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The Flies and the Honeypot

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Is temporary pleasure worth a lifetime of pain? A group of flies learns their unfortunate—and sticky—lesson with Aesop's fable "The Flies and the Honeypot." After listening to an audio version of the tale, class members map the plot...
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The Rooster and the Pearl

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
How do individuals determine value? Middle school students read Aesop's fable "The Rooster and the Pearl" and complete a narrative writing activity to learn that precious things are for those that can prize them. 
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The Peacock and Juno

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Why wouldn't Juno want to give a peacock the voice of a nightingale? After reading Aesop's fable "The Peacock and Juno," individuals learn to be content with what they have because perfection is unattainable. The passage comes with an...
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The Man and His Two Wives

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Challenge pupils by reading a fable about a husband that becomes a victim of his wives' opposite wishes. An audio version of Aesop's fable "The Man an His Two Wives" makes for a great station within a rotation or material for a flipped...
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The Fox and the Stork

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Forget the Golden Rule! Aesop's fable "The Fox and the Stork" explores what happens when a stork, treated poorly at the fox's meal, hosts his own dinner. Learners listen to an audio version of the story before examining the causes and...
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The Fox and the Crow

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Aesop's fables are full of tricky foxes, and "The Fox and the Crow" is no exception. Individuals listen to an audio passage and write either a fable or a personal narrative about a time they wanted a friend to share something with them. 

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