The Bear and the Fox

When you hear the words philanthropy, respect, and tender, do you think of a bear's attitude toward man? The bear from Aesop's "The Bear and the Fox" certainly does—and the fox would beg to differ! Class members listen to an audio retelling of the fable before adding definitions, synonyms, sentences, and pictures to a vocabulary chart.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the graphic organizer within the resource as a tool for other texts you teach
  • Have learners turn their charts into Frayer vocabulary charts
Classroom Considerations

  • Have your class work in small groups to complete the activity
  • Make sure to print handouts for your pupils before the lesson
Pros

  • Posts the Flesch-Kincaid readability score as 4.0
  • Online format is easy to navigate and accessible
  • Audio recording feature is available to all learners and only runs 38 seconds 
Cons

  • None
Common Core