Aesop's Fables and Thesis Statements

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Here's a great idea—use Aesop's Fables to teach kids about thesis statements.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct a mini-lesson on the abstraction ladder to model for class members how to move from specific statements to generalizations
Pros

  • Included in the resource are six fables and three opening paragraphs from the Regents exam for which groups craft thesis statements
Cons

  • Some readers may need additional scaffolding to comprehend how to move from specific examples to a generalized thesis statement