The Jay and the Peacock

What determines the worth of a person? Challenge pupils to identify theme and analyze characterization with Aesop's fable "The Jay and the Peacock." Readers answer a series of comprehension questions after listening to an audio version of the tale.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Compare/contrast the fable with another within the set and examine characterization, theme, and symbolism
  • Teach a mini-lesson on plot structure and have your pupils identify the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution
Classroom Considerations

  • Have copies of the post-reading comprehension questions available for all individuals

  • 49-second audiobook recording differentiates the passage for all readers
  • Flesch-Kincaid readability score is listed on the resource, which is easy to navigate and concise 

Common Core