Aesop's Fables: Tortoise and the Hare/Ants and the Grasshopper

Aesop's Fables: Tortoise and the Hare/Ants and the Grasshopper
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In this 5 part mini-unit, students will read two of Aesop's fables to answer, "What lessons can we learn through stories about animals?" At the end of the unit, students will be able to write a paragraph to explain what lesson was taught in "Tortoise in the Hare."

Lesson 1: Notice and wonder for both stories "Ants and the Grasshopper" and "Tortoise and the Hare"

Lesson 2: Retell both stories using a story map.

Lesson 3: Main Character Actions and what the actions reveal

Lesson 4: Central Message

Lesson 5: Complete Central Message Paragraph to answer focusing question

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Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
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.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
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