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Fables addresses important reading comprehension skills and provides rich exposure to fun and interesting fables. Also includes fable writing. Includes answer keys and graphic organizers.
The twelve fables include popular Hindu, Aesop, as well as original fables never before published. Grade 4 and 5 students will engage in comprehension activities such as cause and effect, inferences, compare and contrast, problem solving, drawing conclusions, determining the moral of the story (theme), identifying important facts, using context clues, identifying important details, summarizing. The fables are great for close reading activities.
Many state or district guidelines require students to be exposed to a variety of genres including fables. These supplemental activities provide an engaging way to meet curriculum requirements while giving students rich and rewarding reading and writing experiences. The adapted fables are written on a 4th to 5th grade reading level (9 and 10 years old). They can be used with younger or older kids as determined by their skill level. The activities are great for whole group, small group, individuals, centers, and homework or homeschooling applications. Pages in the packet can be printed either in color or grayscale with good results.
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