The Rooster and the Pearl

How do individuals determine value? Middle school students read Aesop's fable "The Rooster and the Pearl" and complete a narrative writing activity to learn that precious things are for those that can prize them. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Before reading the fable, have pupils write three items they would want on a sticky note and display the note on a board before making a prediction about what brings value to an object
  • Compare Aesop's moral to the class's prediction at the end of the fable and discuss
Classroom Considerations

  • Readers may need assistance with the word prize and how it's used in the moral of the story
Pros

  • Displays the 4.7-Flesch-Kincaid readability score on the resource
  • Downloadable PDFs are available as an alternative for classrooms that do not have Internet access
Cons

  • None
Common Core