The Nurse and the Wolf

According to Aesop, enemies' promises were made to be broken in his fable "The Nurse and the Wolf." An audio recording pairs nicely with an informative writing activity that challenges pupils to identify and defend the theme of the text. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider having a writer's workshop about a skill such as quoting textual evidence or integrating a quote into a response before assigning the activity
  • Look at a model response about another fable to set expectations before attempting the activity 
Classroom Considerations

  • Have PDF copies of the fable and the activity available before class begins
  • Shows the Flesch-Kincaid readability score as a 4.6
Pros

  • The online format contains downloadable audio, PDF version of the text, and a writing activity
Cons

  • None