The Fawn and His Mother

Teach your class about fear and cowardice from the perspective of a doe and her fawn. A teaching resource based on Aesop's "The Fawn and His Mother" includes an audio version of the fable, a text passage, and a reading activity in which readers identify problems and solutions before drafting a short summary.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign a journal prompt for learners to write about a time when they felt frightened, even though they knew there was nothing to be afraid of
  • Encourage class members to identify their own strengths, and how these assets would protect them in an emergency
Classroom Considerations
  • Fable duraton is 0:47
  • Sentence stems within the graphic organizer help struggling writers
  • None