Why Lesson Planet?
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 work in groups to locate examples in a second story. Finally, individuals work independently on a third fable to demonstrate their understanding. Links to Aesop’s Fables and an assessment rubric are included.