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

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Discuss and enjoy the genre of Fables. Fourteen 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:

  • 14 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.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
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).
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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Teaching Duration
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