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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 the message (moral), using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words, to practicing fluency and expression skills through readers' theater. Detailed lesson plans (with formative assessments), teacher's notes, and answer keys are included to guide instruction. Two versions of the fable are included as well: a grade-level version and a struggling readers version. Just print and teach!
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A digital version is available: Digital Classroom Fables: Ant & Grasshopper
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⭐ Through the close reading 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
✔ apply their knowledge of vocabulary words through an activity
✔ determine what's important by identifying key details from the story
⭐ This double-sided flipbook includes:
► an introduction to fables and who Aesop was
► the fable passage: The Ant & the Grasshopper (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 Ant & Grasshopper
► 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/expression within a fluent performance of the script
☕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 answer keys are included to assist with optimizing a close read of the text and to guide meaningful discussions.
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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:
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