The Man and the Wood

Pupils read about trees that give their means of destruction away to a man in Aesop's fable "The Man and the Wood." The activity after reading challenges scholars to create a narrative with a new ending to the fable.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pick a writing skill, such as creating dialogue or imagery and have a writers workshop before assigning the activity
  • Use an anchor text as a model narrative to communicate expectations    
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider printing PDFs for learners that do not have Internet access

  • Audio recording, which is 40 seconds long, differentiates the passage for all readers
  • A readability score of 7.0 is rigorous and posted on the resource for quick reference

  • Rubric for activity is not attached