This is a Common Core State Standards based activity. This activity may be done in collaborative groups or individually.
Facilitate higher order thinking skills as your students plan and write a fable. The students will choose a moral of the fable. Then, they will support the moral of the fable by
--describing the conflict and setting,
--developing animal characters,
--organizing the sequence of the plot,
--and writing dialogue.
The students are encouraged to use their imaginations, be creative, and have fun. The students may also create childrenÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s books using the fables. This activity is also beneficial for EFL/ESL/ELD students due to its scaffolding.
Common Core State Standards:
Writing 3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details,
and well-structured event sequences.
Writing 4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task,
purpose, and audience.
Writing 5: Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Fable Creation Guide: Writing a Fun Story with a Moral Lesson
by Scott N. Forrest
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