Moral/Lesson: The Magic Pillow
What details convey the moral of a story? This question guides a study of showing writing. After reading and discussing the moral of the Chinese fable “The Magic Pillow,” young readers use a graphic organizer to record the details from the story that support the moral. Class members then select a moral to use as the basis of their own story and brainstorm details they will use to show this moral. Story and graphic organizer are included.