Reading fables helps students build a common cultural background knowledge. Fables are often represented or mentioned in other stories, books and movies. In addition, their simple themes and complex vocabulary make fables a great way to work on reading comprehension and reading response.
This free packet is designed to be used with the Aesop's Fable - The Tortoise and the Hare. It can be printed, copied and stapled together, or used piece by piece.
The packet includes: a cloze word activity, opposite vocabulary activities, descriptive writing activities, haiku writing activities and graphic organizers.
Use this packet whole group, or let students work through at their own pace during their literacy centers.
This packet is also included in my Aesop's Fables Reading Response Packet Bundle
The Wolf and the Dog
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Crow and the Pitcher
The Fox and the Crow
The Lion and the Mouse
The Tortoise and the Hare
Other resources you may consider for your reading block are:
Reading Response Journals
Online Book Reports
Weekly Reading Logs
Created by Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources.