The objective of this module is to introduce fables; to provide examples of folk, literary, and modern fables; and to have the student demonstrate knowledge of the structure and uses of fables.
Students will be able to:
- Define a fable as a story
Here is a classroom activity to support the introduction of Romanticism in Literature or History. Contrasting values can be located on a grid to emphasize what the Romantics valued and what they disdained.
The teacher can reproduce the grid on the
Mark is a PowerPoint review of punctuation marks and their basic uses. It's better as a review that an introductory lesson. It's especially well suited to adult writing classes.
The philosophy behind it is, as always, that sentences are made of
Here is a classroom activity that reinforces the idea that punctuation separates ideas, not just words. Have students read over these quotations, adding commas where they think necessary. Then the whole class can review the results.
Commas may not
Here is a reading comprehension activity that can be used with The Fable Packet, or as a standalone exercise. It features a modern fable followed by short answer questions.
The fable contrasts practical people with creative people and can serve as
These exercises are based on the work of George Bernard Shaw. One has to do with Shaw's famous aversion to using apostrophes. What would reading an apostrophe-less document be like? How would you "fix" it? Does it need fixing?
The second exercise
This is a set of five vocab quizzes that focus on words that are almost alike, similar but not the same, sharing a strong family resemblance.
Each one can easily be completed in class period. They would be especially useful in creative writing