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Elements of Fables

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the attributes of fables. In this literature lesson, students read several fables and identify the moral lesson, characterization, and figurative language in each. Students then retell their favorite fables in their own...
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The Lion and the Mouse

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students write a story.  In this critical thinking and writing lesson, students read a fable, answer the provided thinking skills questions, and write their own fable.
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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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What Makes a Fable?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore fables. In this fables instructional activity, 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...
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All About Aesop

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the genre of fables. In this fables activity, 1st graders use various reading strategies to raise comprehension skills. Students make prediction and complete a prediction journal. Students understand that fables...
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Counting Crows

For Teachers K - 4th
Students discuss the fable, The Crow and the Pitcher. In this literature lesson, students read the fable and create a crow sock puppet. Students use their puppets to dramatize the fable.
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Animal Tales Around the World

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore characteristics of Indian Tales/ Parables. In this literature lesson, students compare contemporary society to western culture through analysis. Students create their own tales using this genre.
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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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Folktales

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th
A brief list of folktales is displayed on these slides. Four types are written out with an example for each fairytale, tall tale, fable, and trickster tale. The last slides segues into the creator's favorite fairytale, "Two of...
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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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Fables Unit Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd
Students study fables in a broad context. In this literary lesson on fables, students define terms unique to them. Students use a variety of technological resources to gather and classify information into three categories. Students also...
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Researching Animals Portrayed in Fables

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students research an animal used in fables. In this lesson on nonfiction texts, students use the Internet to find information about an animal to help them complete a Research Response Sheet.
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Cooperative Jigsaw Expert Report of Fables

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research literary elements of fables. In this literature lesson plan, students analyze literary elements of fables. Students work collaboratively using a jigsaw strategy to analyze literary elements.
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Fables and Trickster Tales Around the World

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Pupils analyze fables and trickster tales from various cultural traditions. In this fable analysis lesson, students identify the elements of fables and trickster stories. Pupils read Aesop's fables and Ananse spider stories. Students...
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Acting Like a Bunch of Animals: Fables and Human

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
The video "The Tales of Aesop" traces for viewers the history of fables and identifies their characteristics. The class then goes to the web site "The Fisherman and the Little Fish" where they examine the classic and a modern version of...
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Is That a Fact? A Comment on Modern Fables

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students complete literary analysis for modern fables or urban legends. In this modern fables lesson, students listen to an urban legend and discuss it. Students then research urban legends online and write their own urban legend.
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The Boy Who Cried Wolf!

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students use fables to learn about trustworthiness and character education. For this trust lesson, students discuss the fable of the boy who cried 'Wolf' and discuss the importance of telling the truth. Students answer the discussion...
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Kindness Fables

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a fable that is based on kindness. For this fables lesson plan, students read and discuss different fables. Then they discuss kindness, and write their own fables based on the kindness of others.
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The Crow and the Pitcher Fable Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this fable worksheet, students use words from a word bank to complete the fable, "The Crow and the Pitcher," in this cloze activity. They insert 12 words to complete the story.
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Fearless Fables: The Sheep And the Pig

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students participate in reading a fable about some animals who are building a home of their own. This fable has a clear moral presented. There are no questions on the page.
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Fearless Fables: The Lion And the Mouse

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students participate in reading a classic fable about a lion and a mouse. There are no questions on the page.
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Big Blue Spider and Little Red Spider Retold

For Students Pre-K - K
In this reading activity, students listen to the fable called Big Blue Spider and Little Red Spider Retold by Ellen Baumwoll. Students draw illustrations or describe what they remembered form the story.
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Myths, Legends, and Fables

For Students 6th - 8th
In this social studies worksheet, learners find the words that are related to the legends of mythology and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Greek Culture And Aesop's Fables

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate Aesop's Fables and how they influenced the culture of Ancient Greece. They research five different fables and reflect upon the morals of the stories and state how they influenced the practices of the Greek in...