Aesops Fables Close Reading Passages

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Jen Kimbrell - Tech with Jen
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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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This aligned perfectly with our curriculum to supplement learning about and recounting fables. Thank you!
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You know you need engaging technology resources that help students achieve learning outcomes, but what does that look like in the classroom and distance learning? 

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With this fables unit and digital interactive notebook, you no longer have to be frustrated by finding the resources you need to engage your students. Plus, stop wasting time planning and looking for support. This unit is what you need to teach fables to your students. 

This unit uses the 5E's of Instruction to teach fables. In the unit, you find:

  • Link to create a copy of a digital interactive notebook
  • Jamboard to engage students
  • Students explore fables through close reading strategies using both traditional and hybrid methods
  • A variety of graphic organizers to print or assign digitally for students to explain their thinking about the fable
  • Resources to assist students in writing their folktale
  • Ideas for evaluating student work using retelling rubrics

Fables: Animals and their Stories

This 83-page pdf has ten fable stories, including one reader's theater. The stories in this unit include:

  • The Fox and the Crow
  • The Rat and the Elephant
  • The Crow and the Pitcher
  • The Lion and the Mouse
  • The Tortoise and the Hare
  • The Fox and the Goat
  • The Fox and the Grapes
  • The Tortoise and the Eagle
  • The Ants and the Grasshopper
  • The Frog and the Ox

There are over

  • 10 graphic organizers
  • Picture glossary template
  • Fable planning spinners
  • Writing template
  • Close reading bookmarks
  • Text dependent question writing prompts
  • Character cards
  • Link to make a copy of a digital interactive notebook using Google Slides™
  • Link to make a copy of a Google Jamboard™
  • Folder of image files of all of the graphic organizers to use in other web applications such as Book Creator and SeeSaw™

Using 21st-century tools is the most effective way to differentiate and develop critical thinking skills with your students. When it's not the right time to use technology, this unit has just what you need to use traditional methods when working with your students. 

You know that sometimes, students need to read and write without using technology. However, when you use digital interactive notebooks, students can use traditional methods and yet turn-in their work digitally.

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  • Grade student work from any device.
  • Stop carrying tons of papers home every weekend.

All of this means more time with your students and with your family.

Aligned to:

Common Core State Standards

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.


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