Fables are one of my absolute most favorite stories to tell, read, recite, learn from, etc.! I can remember my mom reading me from my, “Aesop Fables for Kids,” book when I was growing up, and remembering to this day how much those stories resinated with me. I want to pass that along to my students, considering some of them have never heard any of these stories before!
I’ve composed various question types in this set, to expose students to higher order thinking questions, while allowing them to practice these questions in written form, which is where most students struggle, while using a classic piece of literature at the same time!
These comprehension questions were designed to be used with my Fables Character Analysis Unit (passages included) which can be purchased here: Fables: A Unit on Character Analysis
The above unit includes 11 One Page Fable Passages to use in whole and/or small group settings. Graphic organizers are included in this unit for character analysis. I wanted to create this pack to get the most out of reading these fables with my students, while practicing higher level written comprehension questions. Check it out if you would like to use those passages in conjunction with these questions.
The comprehension questions include questions based on the stories of...
-The Lion and the Mouse
-The Fox and the Crow
-The Goose Who Laid the Golden Eggs
-The Tortoise and the Hare
-The Crow and the Pitcher
-The Little Red Hen
-The Boy Who Cried Wolf
-The Ant and the Grasshopper
-County Mouse and City Mouse
-The Fox and the Grapes
-Belling the Cat
-The Ugly Ducking
I hope you enjoy using these questions as much as I do in my classroom. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or success stories (those are my most favorite of all!)