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Core Knowledge Foundation

Fables and Stories Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 1st Standards
A read-aloud anthology focuses on fables. Over three weeks, first graders listen to various stories and then participate in lessons that cover story elements, including plot, characters, setting, and personification and explore...
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Core Knowledge Foundation

Nursery Rhymes and Fables Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers K Standards
A 206-page kindergarten anthology offers various nursery rhymes and fables. Each lesson covers a different reading and examines a concept that best relates to the rhyme or fable. Lessons begin with an introduction to the reading, go into...
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eBook
Library of Congress

A Selection of Stories from The Æsop for Children

For Students K - 8th Standards
Read and incorporate a variety of Aesop's Fables into a fable genre study with an eBook produced by the Library of Congress. The interactive eBook contains 146 fables written by Aesop and includes colorful interactive illustrations by...
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Scholastic

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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Printables
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Scholastic

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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Printables
Scholastic

Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The Tortoise and the Hare

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Slow and steady wins the race to fluent reading with this printable version of "The Tortoise and the Hare". Presenting children with fun illustrations and a repetitive story structure, this resource is perfect for developing the...
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Lesson Plan
Yale University

What Lies Beneath: A Strategy for Introducing Literary Symbolism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” You’re never too old for Dr. Seuss and using The Sneetches and The Lorax is a great way to introduce readers to allegories, parables, and literary symbolism. The lessons...
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Curated OER

Critical Thinking With Fables New and Old

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Explore the fables of today along with Aesop's ancient fables. Learners will understand the structure of a fable, critically think about the fable's message, and create a lesson that they would like to teach through a fable. Suggested...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Cooperation and Teamwork

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
One of Aesop's fables begins with a instructional activity about cooperation and teamwork. Scholars listen carefully, taking note of the moral of the story. The class discusses their findings and why working with others makes work...
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

Silk Road Fables

For Students 6th - 12th
Talk about rabbit holes! With just this one resource, learners can travel the Silk Road listening to fables, meet a scientist who studies poisons (and whose favorite book is Alice in Wonderland), and listen to a video interview of an...
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Worksheet
Great Books Foundation

The Fox and the Stork

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Young readers take part in a meaningful discussion following a reading of Aesop's fable "The Fox and the Stork." Five questions focus on the characters' actions and offering apologies. 
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Assessment
Fluence Learning

Writing an Opinion: Is Pride Good or Bad?

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Does pride really goeth before the fall, or can it be essential to one's development? Second graders read two of Aesop's fables that refer to pride in their morals, and write a short essay about whether pride is good or bad, based on...
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Handout
Nosapo

Reading Activity: Circle the Right

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Fables can teach us about life's morals, but they are also helpful for reviewing verb tense, spelling, and word choice. Three reading passages feature well-known fables, each with several opportunities for students to circle the correct...
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Worksheet
K5 Learning

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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Worksheet
K5 Learning

Androclus and the Lion

For Students 4th Standards
Kindness is never a standalone act. Fourth graders read the classic tale of Androclus and his act of service to the lion, which is repaid to him by the lion in a Roman colosseum. After reading the passage, they answer four comprehension...
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Worksheet
English Worksheets Land

The Donkey, the Fox and the Lion

For Students 3rd Standards
Have learners read about a lion that lures a foolish fox into a trap and gets himself and his donkey friend eaten. After reading, pupils answer three questions and determine what the lesson of the story is.
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Worksheet
English Worksheets Land

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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Worksheet
Read Works

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

For Students 5th Standards
Reinforce reading comprehension strategies and contemplate an important life lesson with a instructional activity featuring Aesop's fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf. After reading a brief passage, scholars show what they know by way of five...
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Lesson Plan
Federal Reserve Bank

Financial Fables: Shopping Wisely with Olivia Owl

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Cover two subjects with one lesson! First, dive into English language arts; read an eBook, answer comprehension questions, and complete a cause and effect chart about the financial fable, Shopping Wisely with Olivia Owl. Then, take a...
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Activity
Virginia Repertory Theatre

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Accompany the story, Town Mouse Country Mouse by Jan Brett with an assortment of activities designed to reinforce concepts covering story structure, comprehension, grammar, and social studies. Here, scholars identify the difference...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Learning Life Lessons through Fables

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Explore a variety of fables to learn life's lessons through engaging stories. Add rigor to the learning process with activities that include matching a a fable to the story's moral, short answer exit slips, and a three-column graphic...
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Thoughtful Education Press

Compare and Contrast

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Encourage readers to compare and contrast the information that they find in informational text with a variety of reading passages and worksheets. Learners read all about subjects in science, social studies, and literature before...
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Lesson Plan
August House

The Hidden Feast

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
What is a proverb? This is the leading question of this resource. First, explore proverbs and their meanings. Then, read aloud The Hidden Feast: A Folktale from the American South by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss and partake in a grand...
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Lesson Plan
August House

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,...