The Wolf and the Crane

Should enemies ever get the benefit of the doubt? Readers answer this question after reading Aesop's 96-word fable "The Wolf and the Crane." Part of a larger series, the 48-second audio recording tells the story of a crane that does a favor for an ungrateful predator. It differentiates the passage for all readers and helps facilitate a law-writing activity based on the content of the passage.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the law-writing activity by examining the laws of the United States
  • Consider examining a controversial law and discussing the purpose of one
Classroom Considerations

  • Download and make copies of the activity and passage, which scored a 7.1 on the Flesch-Kincaid readability scale, if lacking classroom Internet access 

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  • Online format allows for great blended learning opportunities 

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