The Mountain in Labor

Ever made a mountain out of a molehill? Individuals read Aesop's "The Mountain in Labor," a fable about a mountain that groans and attracts attention over a mouse. An audio retelling of the story and graphic organizer examines vocabulary, predictions, and connections to the text. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the organizer within the activity to generate a class discussion about the fable
  • Encourage your writers to create a response to Aesop's moral
Classroom Considerations

  • Classmates complete the activity in pairs
Pros

  • The audiobook recording, only 36-seconds long, differentiates the passage for all readers
  • Theme of the text is relatable to learners and relevant to their daily lives
Cons

  • None
Common Core