The Dog and the Wolf

See why a wolf would rather starve alone than join a family in Aesop's "The Dog and the Wolf." After listening to an audio retelling of the fable, learners answer four literary analysis questions about characterization, plot, and author's purpose.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Examine a moment in history that reinforces the theme of the text, such as the American Revolution
  • Have a class debate in which pupils discuss whether they agree or disagree with Aesop 
Classroom Considerations

  • Flesch-Kincaid readability score is 3.1
  • Story duration is 1:19

  • Resource contains hyperlinked citations for reference

  • None
Common Core