Using The Morals of Aesop’s Fables is an excellent strategy to use in the Language Arts classroom. It supplements your studies for helping students demonstrate an understanding of stories, particularly fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures. Have your students create their own fables. Extend the unit by having your students produce and publish their finished writing products. By using The Morals of Aesop’s Fables, your students can demonstrate their skill in understanding central messages, lessons and morals of fables. Students can practice using sentence-level context as clues to the meaning of words or phrases. By using The Morals of Aesop’s Fables students will be also able to better choose words and phrases for effect in their writings.
This nine page language arts resource (PDF) provides over 200 morals from Aesop’s Fables. Teachers can choose grade appropriate examples for their class.
Students will be excited participating in your very creative unit of study of fables!
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Copyright note: Aesop's Fables are in the public domain, as is the illustration by Milo Winter.