The Hart and the Hunter

Hunt down a great way to teach characterization with one of Aesop's fables. An audio retelling of "The Hart and the Hunter" depicts the prideful hart and its disdain for its slender, quick legs. The activity concludes with a written response about how the hart's traits are similar to each pupil's personalities.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Show a concept map as an example to introduce multiple methods of pre-writing
  • See if readers can infer what type of animal a hart is with context clues
  • Seat your class in small groups so they may collaborate on the concept map before individually writing a response
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource shows the Flesch-Kincaid readability score is 4.8
  • Audiobook recording duration is 1:05
Pros

  • Writing activity also includes a pre-writing exercise 
  • Provides a text version for learners to follow along
Cons

  • None