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Teach multiple standards with this thorough fable bundle. 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 PREVIEWS to see!
NOTE: That's weeks of lesson plans with literally little prep for 20% off! (Fox & Crow lesson plans and readers' theater will be added soon and is not factored into the current price.)
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These all-in-one resources are designed to attend to 3rd and 4th grade core literature standards while studying fable genre. Included in these flipbooks are the fables themselves: a grade-level text and a struggling readers' version), and all the essential questions/graphic organizers (specific to each particular fable) necessary for guiding students in analyzing characters and story plot, as well as determining the moral of these fables. Teacher notes, detailed lesson plans, and answer keys are also included to guide your instruction and optimize a close read of the fables.
Note: "I Can" statements are stated in lesson plans. *Please see preview for the detailed lesson format. Due to the fact that The Crow & the Pitcher is a very short text, only one version of the fable is included and readers' theater activities are not included in that particular file. Bonus file for this bundle included: Fable Mini-Posters
Digital classroom versions available: Digital Classroom Fable BUNDLE
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☕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.
Through the close-read activities in this flipbook series, 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
✔ evaluate the character's actions and the result of those actions
✔ 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 which traits are most important to the moral of the fable and explain how
✔ 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
✔ find and use evidence from the text to support thinking
✔ determine the meaning of words using context clues
✔ read grade level text with fluency and expression
Each double-sided flip book includes:
► an introduction to fables and who Aesop was
► the fable (TWO-leveled versions of the text for Ant & Grasshopper, Lion and Mouse, and Tortoise & Hare)
► 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 fable
► 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
See what other teachers are saying about this bundle:
Virginia T. wrote: "This is a great resource! I love the use of multiple reading skills leading to the moral of the story."
Julie H. wrote: "These are WONDERFUL and so packed full of good stuff that kits so many ELA standards! I loved going through these fables as we did a traditional literature study. We did one together first, and then the students were able to go through parts of the booklet on their own during reading center time. The questions led to some great discussions about the theme/moral and characters. Thank you so much for sharing!"
Gigi wrote: "This resource has made teaching fables so much easier. The kids were so engaged and excited to choose their next fable."
A buyer wrote: "These were excellent!! Very happy with this purchase. It really helped to prepare my students for identifying moral and other key elements."
Pamela T. wrote: "This Fable resource was incredible. My ENL students just loved it. The incorporation of the variety of graphic organizers, the questions as well as the trait activity was simply fantastic. Thanks."
Aryne R. wrote: "The kids were really into reading the fables and I loved how they could practice theme, character traits, and story elements using the flip book. Very creative approach to using fables!"
Elena Brown wrote: "These flipbooks are awesome! They are very detailed and included everything that I needed!"
Needing some Ready-to-Go, detailed lessons to ignite your reading program? All you have to do is print and go!
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: