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Teach multiple standards in one week with this thorough fable resource. Everything you need to engage your students in a close read is at your fingertips: from character and plot analysis, determining theme and message, using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words, to practicing fluency and expression skills through readers' theater. Did I mention detailed lesson plans to guide instruction were included? Check out the PREVIEW to see just how detailed they are!
A digital version is available: Digital Classroom Fables: The Lion and the Mouse
NOTE: That's one week of lesson plans with literally little prep!
This all-in-one resource is designed to attend to 3rd grade and 4th grade core literature standards while studying fable genre. Included in this flipbook is the fable itself (a grade-level text and a struggling readers' version), and all the essential questions/graphic organizers (specific to this particular fable) necessary for guiding students in analyzing characters and story plot, as well as determining the moral of the fable. In addition, a readers' theater script and activities have been added to support fluency practice. Teacher notes, detailed lesson plans, and answer keys are also included to guide your instruction and optimize a close read of the fable. It's perfect for any reading instructional setting, whether it be whole group, partner reading, centers, or guided reading groups.
Note: "I Can" statements are included in the lesson plans.
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Through the close read activities in this flipbook, students will:
✔ read grade-level appropriate texts
✔ describe characters' traits, feelings, actions, or motives, and how they influence the events or outcome of the fable
✔ determine which traits are most important to the moral of the fable
✔ retell the fable using the most important details in the fable
✔ determine the point of view of the characters and distinguish my own point of view from that of the characters'
✔ determine the moral of the fable and how it applies the reader
✔ infer how the outcome of the story might have been different had the character made better choices
✔ find and use evidence from the text to support thinking
✔ determine the meaning of words using context clues
✔ practice fluency and expression through readers' theater activities
☕Teacher resources include:
► 5-Day detailed lesson plans from which you can construct your own lessons or print and use as guidance
► Teacher’s notes and detailed answer keys are included to assist with optimizing a close read of the text and to guide meaningful discussions.
This double-sided flip book includes:
► an introduction to fables and who Aesop was
► the fable The Lion and the Mouse (TWO-leveled versions of the text)
► an introduction to typical characters found in fables (includes a list of character traits organized to display opposite traits- positive traits vs. negative traits)
► graphic organizers and questions for analyzing/evaluating character traits, motives, actions
► an introduction to the plot of a story
► graphic organizers and questions for analyzing/evaluating the plot of the fable
► an introduction to the moral of a fable
► questioning that guides students in determining the moral of The Lion and the Mouse
► a text-to-self reading response activity that has students make connections between the moral and how it might apply to students’ own lives
► a vocabulary activity that promotes the use of context clues to figure out unknown words
Fluency Resources Include:
► Readers' Theater script
► Student planning guide for Readers' Theater
► Expression cards for practicing the use of intonation within a fluent performance of the script
For more Fable Flip Books in this series, click on the links below:
Or check out my Fairy Tale Flip Book Series:The Ultimate Fairy Tale Resource Bundle
To see resources for teaching common core reading standards, please click on the links below and check out the following toolkits that can be used with any story: