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Fables Unit: Animals and Their Stories

Tech with Jen

Tech with Jen

Investigate fables while teaching close reading strategies in a fun and engaging way. Students will learn to understand the central message, lesson, or moral of the story, describe how characters r... View Full Description
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Categories: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Reading, Writing
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Investigate fables while teaching close reading strategies in a fun and engaging way. Students will learn to understand the central message, lesson, or moral of the story, describe how characters respond to major events, understand words and phrases that build vocabulary, and understand how story structure plays a role in better understanding the text through the teaching of close reading strategies.

Your students will love this unit on fables. Investigate fables while teaching close reading strategies in a fun and engaging way. This unit will assist teachers in teaching fables in the classroom. Students will learn that a fable is a story passed down from generation to generation and is told to teach a lesson. Students will learn to understand the central message, lesson, or moral of the story, describe how characters respond to major events, understand words and phrases that build vocabulary, and understand how story structure plays a role in better understanding the text through the teaching of close reading strategies.


This 83 page pdf has 10 fable stories including one reader's theater. The stories in this unit include:
The Fox and the Crow
The Rat and the Elephant
The Crow and the Pitcher
The Lion and the Mouse
The Tortoise and the Hare
The Fox and the Goat
The Fox and the Grapes
The Tortoise and the Eagle
The Ants and the Grasshopper
The Frog and the Ox

There are over 10 graphic organizers, picture glossary template, and fable planning spinners, graphic organizer and writing template. There are also bookmarks to help teach close reading strategies, five text dependent question writing prompts, and anchor chart and character cards. Common Core State Standards require the teaching of fables and this unit would be a great addition to any teaching toolbox.

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Tech with Jen

My name is Jennifer Kimbrell. I am an Educational Consultant based in Arkansas who specializes in helping teachers develop 1:1 classrooms as well as create teaching materials for the K-5 classroom. Previously, I was an instructional technology facilitator, a K-5 literacy coach and a first grade classroom teacher for 17 years. I have a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a specialist degree in Reading. I have been awarded and recognized as a National Board Certified teacher. I am also a former teacher of the year as well as named Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalist

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