The Two Pots

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Do friends impact our identities? Part of a comprehensive series of fables, Aesop's "The Two Pots" teaches readers that the strong and the weak cannot keep company. Only 98 words and registering a 4.1 on the Flesch-Kincaid readability scale, the passage's content and the post-reading argumentative skills practice makes for a great debate.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • After reading, encourage pupils to make a real-life connection to the theme of the text
  • Complete the graphic organizer activity collaboratively as a class
Classroom Considerations
  • The graphic organizer activity may not have enough space for writers to organize their ideas; make sure to have extra paper available 
  • Post-reading, diction activity is great for English language learners 
  • Downloadable, 46-second audiobook clip is available for classrooms without Internet access

Common Core