Free Fable Passage Comprehension Activities Ant & Grasshopper 3rd 4th RL3.2 3.3

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  1. Teach multiple standards with this thorough fable resource bundle. 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 fluenc
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Enjoy this free sampler! The original version of this free resource is designed to teach multiple standards in one week. Everything you need to engage your students in a close read is at your fingertips in the original fable flipbook resource: 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 activities. The original flipbook includes the fable itself (grade-level and struggling readers version) and all the essential questions/graphic organizers (specific to this particular fable) necessary for guiding students in a close read. Did I mention detailed lesson plans, teacher notes, and answer keys to guide and optimize instruction were included? Check out the preview included in this free download to see just how detailed they are!

Digital and PDF versions are now together in one resource: Ant and Grasshopper Fable Resource

NOTE: That's one week of lesson plans with literally little prep!

The activities in this FREE resource are samples of the original resource that uses a fun fable flipbook format to engage students and attend to the core lessons fables teach! If you are in need of quality resources that teach theme/message, character analysis, POV (perspective), and vocabulary, the Fable Flip Book Bundle is a one-stop-shop.

This sampler includes the fable and standards-based activities (BOTH printable and digital) that can be found in the original resource. These activities include the following: a close read of the fable, character analysis, using context clues to find the meaning of words with application activities, and part of the moral analysis found in the original flipbook. Teacher's notes and answer keys are provided in this sampler. To check out more fable flipbooks in this series, follow the links at the end.

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Through the activities included in the original flipbook resource, students will:

✔ read grade-level appropriate texts (passage included)

✔ 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

Note: This sampler is NOT in flipbook format. It is simply a sample of the original flipbook resource.

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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...

RL3.2, 4.2 & 5.2~ Finding the Theme & Message in Literature

RL3.6, 4.6 & 5.6~ Distinguishing Point of View & Perspective

RL2.3~ Describing Character Response to Events & Challenges

RL3.3~ Describing Character Traits, Feelings & Motives

RL4.3~ Describing Characters, Settings, & Events in Literature

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.


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