The Fox and the Crow

Aesop's fables are full of tricky foxes, and "The Fox and the Crow" is no exception. Individuals listen to an audio passage and write either a fable or a personal narrative about a time they wanted a friend to share something with them. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have your class adapt the fable into a skit about their own lives in which they use flattery to convince their friends to share
  • Embed a writing workshop within the activity based on an area of refinement you identified 
Classroom Considerations

  • Flesch-Kincaid readability score is 5.5
  • Story duration is 1:12
Pros

  • Encourages class members to explore their creative sides 
  • Perfect for a flipped lesson or substitute teacher plans
Cons

  • None
Common Core