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191 resources with the concept fables

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Fairy Tales

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore fairy tales. In this fairy tales lesson, 1st graders read different fairy tales and analyze each story for literary elements. Students create a fairy tale journal and note plot characteristics.
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Researching Animals Portrayed in Fables

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Learners research an animal used in fables. In this lesson on nonfiction texts, students use the Internet to find information about an animal to help them complete a Research Response Sheet.
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Fables and Trickster Tales Around the World

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars analyze fables and trickster tales from various cultural traditions. In this fable analysis lesson, students identify the elements of fables and trickster stories. Young scholars read Aesop's fables and Ananse spider...
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Is That a Fact? A Comment on Modern Fables

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students complete literary analysis for modern fables or urban legends. In this modern fables lesson, students listen to an urban legend and discuss it. Students then research urban legends online and write their own urban legend.
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Kindness Fables

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a fable that is based on kindness. In this fables lesson plan, students read and discuss different fables. Then they discuss kindness, and write their own fables based on the kindness of others.
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Unlocking Lyrics

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study folk songs and fables to draw conclusions about inferred meanings. For this inferred meanings lesson, 4th graders read fables and use the text to support their understanding of the tale's meanings. Students write...
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And the Moral Is...

For Teachers K
Students complete a unit using Aesop's fables to learn about morals and insert them into their everyday lives. In this moral values lesson, students complete four lessons using various Aesop's fables.
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The Crow and the Pitcher Fable Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this fable worksheet, students use words from a word bank to complete the fable, "The Crow and the Pitcher," in this cloze activity. They insert 12 words to complete the story.
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Big Blue Spider and Little Red Spider Retold

For Students Pre-K - K
In this reading worksheet, students listen to the fable called Big Blue Spider and Little Red Spider Retold by Ellen Baumwoll. Students draw illustrations or describe what they remembered form the story.
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911 As History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers recognize persuasive techniques, think criticaly about the messages contained in various media, and discuss controversial issues in constructive ways. They analyze the deeper messages contained in children's literature,...
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Legends and Fables

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders identify and discuss the differences between legends and fables. They define fable and legend, then as a class take turns reading our books. Students select two of the stories, and complete a Venn diagram, comparing one...
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Writing a Fable

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers are introduced to the definition of a fable in that it is a story that has a moral for people to apply in their lives. They then read a fable together so they have a better understanding. Next, students write their own...
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The Fox and the Goat

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate characters' traits in a specific fable by noticing what they think, say, and do. They study key vocabulary and complete a vocabulary worksheet. They work in groups to discuss how you know if a person is kind.
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Fable for Tomorrow and Today -- Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring". They identify their beliefs about the environment while reading the story. They discuss and write about those beliefs and realize how one person can have an impact on the world.
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The Fish's Wish

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students complete the fable, "The Fish and the Fisherman" using a tree graph as a brainstorming exercise. The main goal of the lesson is to convince the fisherman to release the fish that he caught.
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Fable Writing

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students listen to and discuss various fables, and identify the moral and central themes. They write their own personal fables and create illustrations to go with them.
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Writer! Writer!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars select a moral and write an original fable to teach that moral. They assist each other in proofreading, reading, and publishing. They create Microsoft PowerPoint presentations using original artwork that be inserted into...
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Greek culture and Aesop's Fables

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explain political and social thought during the Greek 6th and 5th centuries B.C. They research five to eight fables, figuring out the moral for each and writing an essay on how Aesop influenced the morals and ideals of...
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Integrating Technology Into the Curriculum

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders write an original fable that uses animals with human characteristics to teach a moral. They use Kid Pix software to illustrate their fable with a minimum of six slides. Students deliver a multimedia presentation.
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Tales Once Told

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students determine the elements of myths, legends, folktales and fables. Students analyze stories to determine which genre the story falls into. Students create PowerPoints of their analyses.
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A Story of Giving

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read a fable and identify their traits and values. They discuss how their family gives to others. They also predict the results of a lifetime of philanthropic giving.
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Pop Up Fables

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students read a fable and create a pop-up book of the fable. Students add the moral of the story to the back of the book.
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Aesop's Fables

For Teachers K
Students read a fable about a lion and a mouse. They discuss the differences between the two animals. As a class, they discover the lesson of the story. Then they make puppets and reenact the fable.