The Farmer and the Cranes

Actions are stronger than words, according to Aesop. Pupils read "The Farmer and the Cranes" in which a farmer takes action against the trespassing cranes in his wheat field. They then create a picture book to depict the events from the fable.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have your class visit with a younger grade to share their illustrated fables
  • Incorporate technology, such as Storybird.com or Google Drawings, within the lesson 
Classroom Considerations

  • Duration of audio recording is 0:56
  • Flesch-Kincaid readability score is 4.0 
Pros

  • Provides a text version alongside the audio file
Cons

  • None