My students LOVE fables! They are clever little stories that involve talking animals, and convey a lesson! What is more fun than that?
The other day my neighbor stopped me. She is a mom of three teenagers-a college freshman, a high school junior, and an eighth grader…YIKES! She asked if I wanted to come over to check out some books she was planning to get rid of? “Of course!” I said .
Side note-I am not a pack rat-I am a pitcher-trasher!
- I hate clutter!
- I have a hard time watching Hoarders!
- When things are left around the house by my children, I contemplate whether they will miss them if I throw them away!
So off I go to my neighbor’s! To my dismay, but my daughter’s pure joy, she has a GIANT bag of crap stuff that she is wanting to send my way! Everything from craft supplies, broken trinkets, stickers-you name it-it was in the bag. My daughter wanted EVERYTHING, darn her! She then went through a stack of books! Among them a version of Aesop’s Fables I had not seen…inspiration for my latest reader’s theaters.
After reading through this version, I found some fables I have never read with my students and created four, one-page, three-character scripts with corresponding reader response questions to give students the chance to: work on fluency, enhance comprehension, and learn about the fable genre in a FUN way!
Fable scripts included in the BUNDLE:
The Fox and the Crane
The Fox and the Cat
The Wolf and the Crane
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
Click the image to check out my latest FABLE creation.
Moral of my story: my neighbor’s trash turned into my latest treasure!