The Lion and the Statue

How does one's perception affect their representation of places and events? Readers investigate this question by listening to Aesop's "The Lion and the Statue" and completing a graphic organizer to analyze characters and their motivations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider discussing archetypes within fables when introducing the activity
  • Start with a warm-up writing prompt on a real-life example of multiple perspectives coming to different conclusions
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires speakers play the audiobook
Pros

  • Posts readability score on the resource as a Flesch-Kincaid level 7.0
  • Graphic organizer within the activity works for future texts as well
Cons

  • None