The Horse, Hunter, and Stag

A resource on plot structure and summarizing begins with an audio retelling of "The Horse, Hunter, and Stag." After listening to the fable, pupils break down the plot chronologically before writing a short summary.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Using Aesop's fable as a model, have class members write their own fables with a similar theme 
  • Encourage young writers to use chronological order as an option to organize their work 
Classroom Considerations
  • Remove distractions to listening by changing the seating setup if necessary
  • Contains a Flesch-Kincaid readability score of 8.5
  • Audiobook duration is 1:14
  • The lesson recommends using Inspiration software, but learners could create a timeline in other ways
  • Online format is easy to navigate and clear
  • Includes a text version as well

Common Core