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Learning Life Lessons through Fables

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Explore a variety of fables to learn life's lessons through engaging stories. Add rigor to the learning process with activities that include matching a a fable to the story's moral, short answer exit slips, and a three-column graphic...
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Writing Skills: Fables

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Use fables as a fun way for English Language Learners to gain confidence and fluency in their reading and speaking skills. After reading a fable in class, they retell their story to a group of their peers. When this jigsaw activity is...
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A Selection of Stories from The Æsop for Children

For Students K - 8th Standards
Read and incorporate a variety of Aesop's Fables into a fable genre study with an eBook produced by the Library of Congress. The interactive eBook contains 146 fables written by Aesop and includes colorful interactive illustrations by...
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Fables: A Short Anthology

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Explore fables with your class. Learners read a series of fables, including The Mouse and the Lion, and then match the moral to the correct story. This is a great way to end a unit on fables. This resource could also be used to explain...
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Folk Tales and Fables

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Pages and pages of engaging activities, worksheets, and writing projects on teaching folktales and fables await you! You don't want to miss this incredible resource that not only includes a wide range of topics and graphic organizers,...
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Writing Fables

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students write their own fables. In this writing fables lesson, students use handheld computers to write a fable. The class designs a spreadsheet to organize common elements of fables. Students also edit each others' work.
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Morality "Tails" East and West: European Fables and Buddhist Jataka Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Have your class explore Buddhist Jataka Tales to compare and contrast them to European fables. After defining fables, Jataka tales, and the elements of each, learners identify themes and patterns for both types of narratives and the...
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Silk Road Fables

For Students 6th - 12th
Talk about rabbit holes! With just this one resource, learners can travel the Silk Road listening to fables, meet a scientist who studies poisons (and whose favorite book is Alice in Wonderland), and listen to a video interview of an...
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Japanese Crane Fable

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students read a famous Japanese fable and discuss why the main character plucked its own feathers. Using construction paper, they cut them into feather shapes and color them using colored pencils. To end the lesson plan, they attach them...
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Financial Fables: Shopping Wisely with Olivia Owl

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Cover two subjects with one lesson plan! First, dive into English language arts; read an eBook, answer comprehension questions, and complete a cause and effect chart about the financial fable, Shopping Wisely with Olivia Owl. Then, take...
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Up-to-Date Aesop

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Students translate one of Aesop's fables into a modern setting with modern language. They illustrate a fable using art supplies or illustration software on the computer.
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Lots of Lessons from Aesop

For Teachers 5th
Aesop’s Fables offer young learners an opportunity to study figurative language. After reviewing theme, simile, alliteration, and metaphor, model for your pupils how to identify examples of these devices in the fable. Class members then...
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Understanding Theme with Fables

For Students 7th - 12th
What is the moral of the story? Ask your class to read a series of fables from which the last line has been removed. After supplying this concluding statement, they must justify their responses. This could be used as an individual or...
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Fearless Fables

For Students 1st - 4th
This literature-based worksheet presents pupils with the fable "The Lion and the Elephant Retold" by Ellen Baumwoll. No lesson is attached but the handout could be used as a resource to create Reader's Theater.
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Traditional Literature: Fables, Fairy/Folk Tales, Legends, Myths

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Various fables, folk tales, myths, and legends are listed on these slides to give your learners examples of traditional literature. Plots and details are not included except for a few elements of tall tales, but you could use this before...
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The Four Oxen and the Lion

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Long before Benjamin Franklin advocated for standing together against the British, Aesop warned about the dangers of a group divided in his fable "The Four Oxen and the Lion." An audio retelling of the story describes a quarreling herd...
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The Flies and the Honeypot

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Is temporary pleasure worth a lifetime of pain? A group of flies learns their unfortunate—and sticky—lesson with Aesop's fable "The Flies and the Honeypot." After listening to an audio version of the tale, class members map the plot...
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The Farmer and the Snake

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Slither into a stimulating lesson with Aesop's "The Farmer and the Snake." Class members explore the relationship between gratitude and generosity with the fable and practice making predictions with an accompanying reading activity.
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The Peacock and Juno

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Why wouldn't Juno want to give a peacock the voice of a nightingale? After reading Aesop's fable "The Peacock and Juno," individuals learn to be content with what they have because perfection is unattainable. The passage comes with an...
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The Man and His Two Wives

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Challenge pupils by reading a fable about a husband that becomes a victim of his wives' opposite wishes. An audio version of Aesop's fable "The Man an His Two Wives" makes for a great station within a rotation or material for a flipped...
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The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Writers may mistake the lesson in Aesop's 107-word fable as a wolf in sheep's clothing because it's so much fun! All about a wolf that disguises himself as a sheep to prey on those within a flock, individuals discuss the theme of...
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The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
When does simplicity trump glamor? Readers compare and contrast a country mouse and a town mouse after reading a 312-word fable by Aesop. The graphic organizer differentiates instruction for all readers, scaffolding them to carefully...
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The Lion, the Fox, and the Beasts

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Does wisdom grow from the misfortune of others? Pupils read Aesop's "The Lion, the Fox, and the Beasts" and write a personal narrative about a time where they learned something from another's experience. 
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Writing and Presenting a Fable Using Research

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Elementary and middle schoolers research animal facts and use them in a fable. First, they pair-share to find animal traits to use in writing a fable. They then complete a prewriting worksheet. After going through the writing process,...

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