Belling the Cat

It's easy to come up with ideas, but much harder to implement them! Learners read along to an audio recording of Aesop's "Belling the Cat" before coming up with a plan that will keep the fable's mice safe while placing a bell on a cat.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Encourage class members to think like an engineer when designing their plan with a cross-curricular assignment to science
  • Have learners present their ideas to the class, and hold a vote on the most effective plan
Classroom Considerations

  • Have learners work collaboratively on the activity within the resource 
Pros

  • The text is rigorous: 7.0 on a Flesh-Kincaid scale
  • An audio recording is available to all pupils to differentiate instruction
Cons