The Donkey, the Fox, and the Lion

Learn about the value of teamwork with Aesop's "The Donkey, the Fox, and the Lion." After listening to an audio retelling of the fable, pupils write an alternate ending and share with their peers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have your class share their alternate endings and have group discussions about different strengths from each 
  • Publish alternate endings on a class blog or school newspaper
  • Consider pairing writers in small groups to collaboratively work on the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider pairing writers in small groups to collaboratively work on the activity
  • Flesch-Kincaid readability score is 4.0
  • Duration of audio recording is 0:38
Pros

  • Comes with a text version of the fable as well as an audio file
  • Connects to a lesson on elements of fiction and plot structure
Cons

  • None