Parables were used during Jesus' ministry on earth as a literary tool.A parable is a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels. This activity breaks down the 6 most famous parables and provides a graphic organizer. The graphic organizer provides a place for students to analyze and identify the spiritual idea that is being illustrated in the parable. This can be used in a parochial or secular setting. This calls for higher level thinking but can be scaffolded for a younger age group. Enjoy!