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Mastering Theme with Aesop's Fables

Mastering Theme with Aesop's Fables
Mastering Theme with Aesop's Fables
Mastering Theme with Aesop's Fables
Mastering Theme with Aesop's Fables
Mastering Theme with Aesop's Fables
Mastering Theme with Aesop's Fables
Mastering Theme with Aesop's Fables
Mastering Theme with Aesop's Fables
Product Description
Finding the theme can be confusing for students. It's always so hard to teach! Using fables seems to help students identify themes a little easier, so I created this product for just that reason!

This product aligns perfectly with Common Core standards: RL.3.2, RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.2.

Included:
•A classroom poster for THEME.

•3 pages to be used as a teaching tool for finding theme and discussing the differences between topic, plot, fable, moral, and theme.

•Fable #1: The Tortoise and the Hare
•Fable #2: The Lion and the Mouse
(each include)
→story mapping page including problem/conflict, solution, moral, and theme
→18-20 multiple choice and open-ended questions assessing theme and actions of character

•A story mapping page and lined paper for students to write their own fable.

I added an answer key to make it easier for you to discuss the questions with your students. These activities were intended to be used whole group or in a small group setting. Unless your students are comfortable with theme, they will likely struggle while completing these activities independently.

Suggestions for Use:
•Copy the entire packet for students.
•Use the first 3 pages as a teaching tool for finding theme and discussing the differences between topic, plot, fable, moral, and theme.
•Read the fables together.
•Guide students through the story maps using the answer keys.
•Allow students to answer the questions about each fable on their own.
•Check for understanding.
•Allow time for students to brainstorm and write their own fable using the story mapping page and lined paper for writing.
•When writing is complete, have students trade stories. See if students can figure out the theme of their friend’s fable.

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Writing On Demand Prompts & Rubrics (Grades 3-6)

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Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 days
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