The Wolf and the Lamb

Aesop's "The Wolf and the Lamb" is about a lamb that becomes a victim of a wolf despite any attempt to appease his aggressor. After reading the fable that is part of a larger series, pupils complete an activity to research and apply vocabulary words such as astray, grossly, refute, and tyranny. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have a discussion to encourage text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections
  • Create a word wall with the vocabulary from the post-reading activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Make copies of passages for classrooms without Internet access
  • 1:09 audiobook recording differentiates the passage for all readers
  • Provides an automatically generated MLA. APA, and Chicago citation for Aesop's fable
  • Resource does not include an answer key for the vocabulary activity
Common Core