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161 resources with the concept aesop's fables

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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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Teaching with Aesop's Fables

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Bring the applicable morals of Aesop's Fables to your classroom with a series of reading comprehension activities. With 12 different fables with activities and exercises, the packet focuses on the ways learners can apply the fables and...
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Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The City Mouse and the Country Mouse

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Support the growth of your emergent readers with this printable version of the classic fable "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse." Including supporting illustrations and simple dialogue, this story is perfect for developing the fluency...
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Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The Tortoise and the Hare

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Slow and steady wins the race to fluent reading with this printable version of "The Tortoise and the Hare". Presenting children with fun illustrations and a repetitive story structure, this resource is perfect for developing the...
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What Lies Beneath: A Strategy for Introducing Literary Symbolism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” You’re never too old for Dr. Seuss and using The Sneetches and The Lorax is a great way to introduce readers to allegories, parables, and literary symbolism. The lessons...
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Critical Thinking With Fables New and Old

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
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 lesson that they would like to teach through a fable. Suggested...
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Can You Show the Moral?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Aesop's fables are the focus of a lesson plan that challenges scholars to identify the moral of a story. After completing a worksheet that provides an overview of what a fable is, scholars choose a story to read independently or...
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The Traveler and His Dog

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Why do loiterers blame delay on their active friends? Consider the very question by reading Aesop's 72-word fable "The Traveler and His Dog" and completing a letter-writing activity. As part of a series of audiobooks, the 41-second...
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The Fox and the Stork

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Young readers take part in a meaningful discussion following a reading of Aesop's fable "The Fox and the Stork." Five questions focus on the characters' actions and offering apologies. 
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The Wolf and the Crane

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Should enemies ever get the benefit of the doubt? Readers answer this question after reading Aesop's 96-word fable "The Wolf and the Crane." Part of a larger series, the 48-second audio recording tells the story of a crane that does a...
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The Two Fellows and the Bear

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
How does trust grow between friends, and why is it so important? Aesop's 142-word fable "The Two Fellows and the Bear," addresses the question and challenges readers to think about whether they should trust the friends in their lives. To...
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The Tortoise and the Eagle

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Part of a set of fables, Aesop's "The Tortoise and the Eagle" is all about a tortoise that fulfills his dreams and dies in the process of completing them. The activity after the passage asks readers to write an argumentative response...
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The Swallow and the Crow

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What characteristics make a true friendship? Pupils explore the question when reading "The Swallow and the Crow," Aesop's fable about two birds comparing their feathers. The post-reading graphic organizer encourages thinkers to write...
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The Pomegranate, Apple-Tree, and Bramble

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Aesop's fable about two trees that disagree demonstrates how to handle conflict among an audience. After listening to an audio retelling of "The Pomegranate, Apple-Tree, and Bramble," writers complete an analysis activity to identify the...
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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 Nurse and the Wolf

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
According to Aesop, enemies' promises were made to be broken in his fable "The Nurse and the Wolf." An audio recording pairs nicely with an informative writing activity that challenges pupils to identify and defend the theme of the text. 
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The Mountain in Labor

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Ever made a mountain out of a molehill? Individuals read Aesop's "The Mountain in Labor," a fable about a mountain that groans and attracts attention over a mouse. An audio retelling of the story and graphic organizer examines...
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The Man and the Serpent

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Using a cause/effect graphic organizer, learners analyze the conflict in Aesop's "The Man and the Serpent" after reading the fable. Differentiated for all pupils, the passage has an audio recording that helps bring the fable to life.
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The Man and the Satyr

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Traits that are normal to you may be abnormal to others! Part of a larger series of Aesop's fables, "The Man and the Satyr" is available on an audio and text format that is easy to navigate and concise.
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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 Lion in Love

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What would a lion do for love? The lion in this Aesop fable willingly removes his teeth and claws to marry a beautiful maiden. 
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The Labourer and the Nightingale

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Young negotiators ponder the best arguments to escape captivity after listening to Aesop's "The Labourer and the Nightingale," which tells the tale of a clever songbird who secures his own freedom. They then respond to a writing prompt...
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The Kingdom of the Lion

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. After listening to an audio recording of Aesop's "The Kingdom of the Lion," readers discuss the moral and new vocabulary with a series of comprehension questions. 
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The Woodman and the Serpent

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Does everyone always appreciate kindness? Part of a comprehensive series, Aesop's 136-word fable "The Woodman and the Serpent" tells the story of a snake that is rescued by a farmer and later tries biting the farmer's daughter. Readers...