Aesop's Fables | Mini Unit-Reading-Writing| [Anchor Chart - Distance Learning

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
58 pages
Share this resource


Discuss and enjoy the genre of Fables. Fifteen fables by Aesop to and write fables... graphic organizers, key vocabulary and more! This teaching resource is a mini unit to read and learn about fables and the many life lessons they teach! These pages on Fables can easily be assigned for distance learning and school-at-home.

Included in this teaching resource on FABLES are:

  • 15 fables to read by Aesop - pages are in the landscape format and show an illustration on each one - easy-to-read text
  • anchor chart describing a fable
  • key vocabulary cards for display while teaching fables
  • graphic organizers for responding to the fables read
  • graphic organizers for writing fables
  • short matching quiz about fables
  • write your own fable
  • cover page for notebook or folder
  • compare and contrast 2 fables
  • 'my favorite fable' writing prompt
  • handout on fable elements and definitions.
  • teacher information page

These fable pages can easily be a springboard to study and include more fables. Each fable is printed 2x [one with the moral/lesson printed on the page, and another without the moral/lesson included]; this is so you might start out having your students read the moral; and later give them a fable where they read, think and discuss what the lesson might be. Included is a writing response sheet for students to write the lesson. Also, included are templates for compare/contrast fables and writing fables on their own. These pages are appropriate for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders as well as homeschoolers. Always keep in mind that a more experienced writer [5th grader] would show more detail and thinking in the response than a 3rd grader. These writing pages accommodate the differences in writing abilities.

58 total pages Thank you for previewing this teaching resource.

Would you like to know when I post new teaching resources? Follow ME on TPT

Teaching Literacy and Life Lessons with Children's Literature:

Charlotte's Web - Novel Study

The Trumpet of the Swan - Novel Study

Little Red Hen Literacy & Math Pages

Charlotte's Web - Book Companion for Primary Readers K-1

James and the Giant Peach -Novel Study

Island of the Blue Dolphins- Novel Study

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein Writing Response Pages

My Garden by Kevin Henkes- Reader Response Pages

Frog and Toad Reader Response Pages and Writing Prompts

More Teaching Resources that save YOU time:

Listen, Draw and Follow Directions

Informational Text Book Circles Reader Response Jobs

Thank You Cards for Primary Learners to Read-Color-Paint-and-Send

All About Whales -Read and Write

All About Birds - Read and Write

Make a Helpful and Organized Notebook for your Substitute Teacher

Multiplication Practice -USA-States & Capitals Game

Writing Checklist for Beginning Writers

Reader Response Journals Task Cards


50% off all new teaching resource listings for the first 24 hours.

Follow to receive notifications for new listings, sales and updates.

Thank You Followers.


Making Connections

Read Alouds - MrsQuimbyReads-Children's Literature

Follow MrsQuimbyReads Blog

Follow MrsQuimbyReads on Instagram

Follow MrsQuimbyReads on Pinterest

Total Pages
58 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
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).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up