Use these two Aesop fables and the accompanying 14 multiple-choice, 2 short response, and one extended response question as a whole group teaching tool, homework, small group activity, or as a center for students who have had experience with answering questions using claims and text details. The paragraphs of the fables are numbered in the margin and many multiple choice questions refer to those numbers, enforcing referring back to the text
as seen in standardized tests aligned to the Common Core (text dependent questions). One set of multiple-choice questions and a short response can also be completed together and the other set assigned as independent work.
Answer keys with Common Core 4th grade standards included are provided for all questions. The fables have a combined 760 Lexile level. This product can also be used with 3rd or 5th graders and align with the standards.
Also included in this pack are resources for students to write their own fable. Use the outline, fable rubric, posters, and picture samples of projects as a guide for your classroom.
Why Common Core Building Blocks? Through reading a diverse array of classic and contemporary literature as well as challenging informational texts in a range of subjects, students are expected to build knowledge, gain insights, explore possibilities, and broaden their perspective. The standards are building blocks for successful classrooms, but teachers, school districts and states need to decide on appropriate curriculum. The standards mandate certain critical types of content for all students, including classic myths and stories from around the world, foundational U.S. documents, and seminal works of American literature.
What is included in the 33 pages of this product?
Page 1: Cover page
Page 2: Information for the Teacher
Pages 3-6: Fable #1 with 7 multiple choice questions and one short response
Pages 7-10: Fable #2 with 7 multiple choice questions and one short response
Pages 11-12: Extended Response question that requires use of BOTH fables
Pages 13-20: Answer keys for all questions with standards included
Pages 21-23: Three variations of fable posters for printing and displaying
Page 24: Outline to complete for students writing their own fable
Pages 25-27: Lined paper for students to write their own fable
Page 28: Fable writing rubric
Pages 29-31: Sample pictures of student fables and display
Page 32: Common Core Standards addressed
Page 33: Credits
I hope you and your students enjoy this product!
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