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Masks and Aesop's Fables
Students study and perform Aesop's fables. In this Aesop's fables lesson, students read and/or listen to a number of the famous fables. They make masks based on the characters and perform a fable using the masks. They write about the character depicted by the mask.
K - 4th Language Arts 26 Views 42 Downloads
Character Traits in Fables
Combining art, music, dance, and reading comprehension, this lesson is geared to reach all ability levels. After reading a variety of fables and discussing story elements and character traits, class members select a moral to use as the basis of their own fable about two characters, one with foibles and one without.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 76 Views 730 Downloads
Aesop's Fables (Grade 3)
Third graders develop a presentation based on Aesop's Fables. In this Aesop Fables and presentation lesson, 3rd graders examine the characteristics of fables and how to interpret them. They choose one of Aesop's Fables to research. They work in groups to choose the type of presentation they will make, complete the project sheet, research the fable and the history of fables, and make the presentation.
3rd Language Arts 7 Views 99 Downloads
Acting Like a Bunch of Animals: Fables and Human
The video "The Tales of Aesop" traces for viewers the history of fables and identifies their characteristics. The class then goes to the web site "The Fisherman and the Little Fish" where they examine the classic and a modern version of the fable before selecting a fable to modernize.
9th - 11th Language Arts 12 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Those Fabulous Fables
A video leads off this activity on fables, introducing the class to this important form of traditional storytelling. The group defines fable and hears an explanation of the origin of this type of folk tale. They summarize the story they watch, state the moral, and relate the moral to their own experiences.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 31 Views 417 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Aesop and Ananse: Animal Fables and Trickster Tales
Students complete compare and contrast activities dealing with fables and trickster tales to determine how each uses animals to portray human characteristics, specifically strengths and weaknesses, as well as pass wisdom from one generation to the next.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 20 Views 121 Downloads
Morality "Tails" East and West: European Fables and Buddhist Jataka Tales
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 moral lessons in each.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 9 Views 39 Downloads
Young scholars write their own fables. In this writing fables lesson plan, students use handheld computers to write a fable. The class designs a spreadsheet to organize common elements of fables. Young scholars also edit each others' work.
7th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 5 Views 54 Downloads
Fables and Trickster Tales Around the World
Learners analyze fables and trickster tales from various cultural traditions. In this fable analysis instructional activity, students identify the elements of fables and trickster stories. Learners read Aesop's fables and Ananse spider stories.
4th - 6th Language Arts 15 Views 58 Downloads
Writing Skills: Fables
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 complete and everyone has heard each fable at least once, small groups work together to match up each fable to its moral.
7th - 12th English Language Development 12 Views 72 Downloads
Students familiarize themselves with fables by listening to several of them. They define fables. They identify the moral of a specific fable. They identify characters, plot and sequence of events. They create a mask of a character in a fable.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 6 Views 50 Downloads
Japanese Crane Fable
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, they attach them to drinking straws and place them in a vase.
1st - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
All About Aesop
First graders explore the genre of fables. In this fables lesson, 1st graders use various reading strategies to raise comprehension skills. Students make prediction and complete a prediction journal. Students understand that fables have morals.
1st Language Arts 29 Views 51 Downloads
Aesop's Fables: Unity
In this language arts and literature instructional activity, students read 3 separate Aesop's fables that all have the theme of unity. Students then complete 5 pages of essay questions, short answer, detail checking, higher meaning reflections and personal connections.
4th - 5th Language Arts 17 Views 256 Downloads
Critical Thinking With Fables New and Old
Explore the fables of today along with Aesop's ancient fables. Learners will understand the structure of a fable, critically think about the fable's message, and create a instructional activity that they would like to teach through a fable.
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 299 Downloads
Identifying Theme of a Fable
Third graders understand how to find the theme of a fable. In this theme lesson plan, 3rd graders use graphic organizers to record the events of a fable. Students use that information to determine the lesson plan of the story. Students do a guided practice then independent practice on assigned readings from Aesop's Fables.
3rd Language Arts 24 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Designed