The Dog and the Shadow

Don't let jealousy overshadow thankfulness for your blessings. Aesop's "The Dog and the Shadow" presents a jealous dog and his lost meal with an audio recording and annotation activity to reinforce the fable's theme with textual evidence.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • To extend instruction after the activity, have fishbowl discussions where pupils share evidence to support their opinions
  • Project the text version of the fable onto the board so learners can write their annotations with dry-erase markers
Classroom Considerations

  • Materials list includes sticky notes, a pencil, and copies of the fable for each individual
  • Flesch-Kincaid readability score is 4.0
  • Audio recording duration is 0:46

  • Encourages active reading skills

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