The Boy Who Cried ‘Wolf'

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Aesop's "The Boy Who Cried 'Wolf'" features a boy whose small mistake gets him into big trouble. What could have done differently? Learners make a concept map to depict the events from the fable after listening to an engaging audio retelling.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Display the cause and effect concept maps from the activity throughout your classroom
  • Have your class use the cause and effect structure in a future written response as a method of organization
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource suggests using Inspiration, but the software is not necessary
  • Flesh-Kincaid readability score is 8.0
  • Audio is one minute and 18 seconds long
  • Literary analysis activity is versatile for other lessons
  • Addresses the theme of honesty, which is relatable to pupils' lives