The Kingdom of the Lion

If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. After listening to an audio recording of Aesop's "The Kingdom of the Lion," readers discuss the moral and new vocabulary with a series of comprehension questions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Before teaching the fable, have a mini-lesson on the theme
  • Use the story to show students how one text often yields multiple themes if they support them with textual evidence
Classroom Considerations

  • Have the activity copied before class
Pros

  • Open-ended questions allow for great class discussion
  • Readability score of a 9.0 meets the rigor of state tests and provides excellent skills practice
Cons

  • Does not provide an answer key for the comprehension questions
Common Core