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Aesop's Fables Literacy Unit

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
Formats Included
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49 pages
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Fables are Fabulous!
That's what your students will learn while participating in this thematic unit on Aesop's fables.

Click here for a video preview of how I use this unit in my classroom!

With vocabulary, reader's theater, guided readers and more, your students will have a blast with this unit! Fables included: The Lion and the Mouse, Fox and Grapes, The Farmer and the Eagle, and the Ants and the Grasshopper.

Table of Contents
Pg 3-5- Teacher’s Guide
Pg 6- Be a Friend Chart
Pg 7- Words to Know
Pg 8- Vocabulary Wheel
Pg 9-11- Vocabulary Worksheets
Pg 12-14 Anchor Charts
Pg 15- Interactive Notebook Foldable
Pg 16-21- The Lion and the Mouse Reader and Assessment
Pg 22- 27- The Farmer and the Eagle Reader and Assessment
Pg 28-33- Fox and Grapes Reader and Assessment
Pg 34- 39- Ant and Grasshopper Reader and Assessment
Pg 40- Venn Diagram Graphic Organizer
Pg 41- Character Traits Worksheet
Pg 42- Write Your Own Fable Organizer
Pg 43-45- Handwriting Pages
Pg 46-48- Ant and Grasshopper Reader's Theater
Pg 49- Credits

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Total Pages
49 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
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.


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