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The Tortoise and the Eagle

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Part of a set of fables, Aesop's "The Tortoise and the Eagle" is all about a tortoise that fulfills his dreams and dies in the process of completing them. The activity after the passage asks readers to write an argumentative response...
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The Two Pots

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Do friends impact our identities? Part of a comprehensive series of fables, Aesop's "The Two Pots" teaches readers that the strong and the weak cannot keep company. Only 98 words and registering a 4.1 on the Flesch-Kincaid readability...
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Masks and Aesop's Fables

For Teachers K - 4th
Learners study and perform Aesop's fables. In 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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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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Fables

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discover characteristics of fables by reading Aesop's fables and performing a reader's theater.
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Elements of Fables

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars explore the attributes of fables. In this literature lesson, students read several fables and identify the moral lesson, characterization, and figurative language in each. Young scholars then retell their favorite fables...
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What Makes a Fable?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore fables. In this fables lesson, 3rd graders use Venn Diagrams to organize information about 2 fables they will read. Students work in groups to fill out the diagrams and share their results with the class. Students...
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Writing an Original Fable

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discover how to write fables. In this writing skill instructional activity, students review the literary elements of fables and take all of the steps in the writing process to create their own fables.
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Comprehension Skills: Evaluate Using Fiction Stories and Aesop's Fables

For Teachers K
Primary readers investigate several comprehension skills in the ten lessons of this unit. Forming opinions about stories, comparing stories to each other, using Venn Diagrams, and applying the ideas from a story to real life situations...
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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 lesson, 3rd graders examine the characteristics of fables and how to interpret them. They choose one of Aesop's Fables to research. They...
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The Contest Between the Sun and the Wind

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Learn the moral of the story with a series of activities about Aesop's fables. Focusing on The Contest Between the Sun and the Wind, learners complete a graphic organizer to discuss who, what, how, and why the events occur. Additionally,...
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That Darn Cat!

For Students 3rd Standards
Read about the darnedest can in two fables adapted from Aesop's Fables. Readers answer three reading comprehension questions that prompt them to compare and contrast animal characters in the two stories.
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All About Aesop

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the genre of fables. In this fables lesson, 1st graders use various reading strategies to raise comprehension skills. Students make prediction and complete a prediction journal. Students understand that fables have...
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Aesop's Fables: Fitting In

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this literature 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 scenes, a...
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Aesop's Fables: Unity

For Students 4th - 5th
For this language arts and literature worksheet, students read 3 separate Aesop's fables that all have the theme of unity. Students then complete 5 pages of essay questions, short answer, detail checking, higher meaning reflections and...
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Theme and Fables Review

For Students 4th - 8th
In this fables worksheet, students read fables and write the moral of the story and how their answer relates to the story. Students do this for 5 stories.
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Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The City Mouse and the Country Mouse

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Support the growth of your emergent readers with this printable version of the classic fable "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse." Including supporting illustrations and simple dialogue, this story is perfect for developing the fluency...
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How to Write a Fable

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Have your class write fables using this resource. First, learners read fables, and then they discuss the characteristics of these types of stories. This could lead to a writing activity in which they write their own fables.
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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 Wolf and the Kid

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What is true bravery and how do people demonstrate it? Part of an extensive series of audiobooks, Aesop's 81-word fable "The Wolf and the Kid" tells the story of a boy that bravely attacks an enemy wolf from afar. Paired with a graphic...
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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 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 Horse, Hunter, and Stag

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
A resource on plot structure and summarizing begins with an audio retelling of "The Horse, Hunter, and Stag." After listening to the fable, pupils break down the plot chronologically before writing a short summary.