The Father and His Sons

What do a family and a bundle of sticks have in common? They can't be broken. After reading Aesop's "The Father and His Sons," pupils complete a graphic organizer that explores the cause/effect structure and theme of the story.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the student activity with texts that are organized according to cause and effect
Classroom Considerations
  • Make sure you are sensitive to all learners' experiences; they may not all come from happy, traditional families 
  • Story duration is just over one minute
  • Shows Flesh-Kincaid readability score a 4.0

  • Audio recording is great for differentiating instruction for all learners