Aesop’s Fables

Week 7: Aesop’s Fables

 

READ:  K – 6:  Aesop’s Fables by Michael Hague

7 – 8:  Aesop’s Fables by Ann McGovern

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NOTE:  Aesop was  a slave who lived in Ancient Greece.  It is said that his stories were so loved by his master that he was given his freedom.  His stories are so creative that they are still enjoyed by children today.

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DISCUSS:

  • Who was Aesop? (a slave in Ancient Greece)
  • In your own words tell some of Aesop’s fables? (answers will vary)
  • Name some of the fables that you think are still popular today? (tortoise and the hare, the lion and the mouse, town mouse and the country mouse, the boy who cried “wolf”)
  • Which story did you like the best?  Why? (answers will vary)

 ACTIVITIES: 

K – 2: Draw your own illustration of one of Aesop’s fables.

3 – 6:  Write a paragraph describing your favorite one of  Aesop’s fables.  Then tell why it is your favorite.

7 – 8:  Write an essay doing the following:

  • in your own words tell your favorite story of Aesop’s fables
  • tell why it is your favorite
  • tell why you think some of Aesop’s fables are still popular today.

Copyright September 27th, 2013 by Gwen Fredette

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