The Lion and the Mouse, Aesop's Fable {2nd grade Literacy Unit, CCSS aligned}

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This unit is designed for 2nd grade and meets the CCSS guidelines listed below. This unit, based off Aesop's fable "The Lion and the Mouse", can be done in a few days or over the course of a week, depending on time allowed, and can be used in literature circles or be completed as a class.

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PAGE 1: Fable, Answering the 5 W's, illustrating a scene from the story.
PAGE 2: Comprehension questions, mini-write on what the moral of this fable is, and vocabulary words.
PAGE 3: Relating to story: non-fiction writing prompt and illustration activity.
PAGE 4: Complete lesson plans
PAGE 5: List of CCSS guidelines met

More of my Aesop Lit lessons:
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Guidelines met:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.2
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.1
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.4
Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.6
Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

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keywords: english, language arts, writing, comprehension, writing prompts, morals, illustrate, fable, short story, creative writing
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The Lion and the Mouse, Aesop's Fable {2nd grade Literacy
The Lion and the Mouse, Aesop's Fable {2nd grade Literacy
The Lion and the Mouse, Aesop's Fable {2nd grade Literacy
The Lion and the Mouse, Aesop's Fable {2nd grade Literacy