The Piglet, the Sheep, and the Goat

How is a pig different from a sheep and a goat? Learners read about each animal in Aesop's fable "The Piglet, the Sheep, and the Goat" and consider different perspectives. Complete with an audio recording and writing activity about a scenario that examines complaining in a variety of contexts.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend instruction with a class discussion about readers' personal experiences with complaining and the text
  • Have pupils read their classmates' writings and offer constructive feedback
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires speakers and computer to play the audiobook
  • Includes a 6.2 readability score
Pros

  • Explanatory writing prompt is rigorous and has multiple parts, much like end-of-year state tests
  • PDF of text is available to download for all users
Cons

  • Activity does not include a rubric
Common Core