Aesop's Fables - Lesson Plans
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Name/Email: Lynne West ip: 22.214.171.124
Grade level: 2nd-5th Grade
Related fable: the tortoise and the hare
Purpose: Teaching about life lessons
- Tuesday, September 06, 2005 at 07:49:53 (PDT)
Name/Email: Janet Becker ip: 126.96.36.199
Grade level: 5_6
Purpose: I am a Youth and Family Worker in a Behavioural Special Education Program. One of my tasks is to teach formal instruction on social responsibility. I find the curiculum materail available in my school district dry and uninspiring to the children, mainly boys. I thought Aesop fables would be useful/and entertaining tool for the instructing/learning.
- Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 11:38:21 (PDT)
Name/Email: Avis ip: 188.8.131.52
Grade level: Ages 6 and up
Related fable: Aesop Fables, Fairy Tales, etc.
Related Url: Classical Co-op
Purpose: Classical Writing - Aesop. A classical writing curriculum for beginning writers. With rhetorical theory, analysis _ imitation of great writers, and practice as the backbone,Classical Writing utilizes applied grammar and the classical Greek progymnasmata to teach students to write using the time honored method passed down through the millennia. The first volume of the Classical Writing series, Book 1 - Aesop is for the beginning writer of any age. Get more info. Author: Tracy Davis Gustilo, Lene Mahler Jaqua Subject: Rhetoric Ages: 6 up http://www.mommypreneur.com
- Friday, June 17, 2005 at 04:44:42 (PDT)
Name/Email: lisa byram ip: 184.108.40.206
Grade level: key stage two
Purpose: introduce narrative writing beginning with fables for a year three / four class
Lesson: link literacy with pshe
- Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 07:24:22 (PDT)
Name/Email: Jill Hubbard ip: 220.127.116.11
Grade level: key stage 2
Related fable: Androcles
Purpose: to introduce Aesop and fables in Ancient Greek project
- Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 09:41:39 (PST)
Name: jessica ip: 18.104.22.168
Grade level: k-5-11st grade
Related fable: th bible verse alphbet
Purpose: to teach little ones the alphabet while studying the bible!!!!!
Lesson: This week our lesson is on the letter _A_,and alittle of_E'. the verse is out of Proverbs7:2. Keep my commandments,and live_ and my law as the _Apple_ of thine _Eye_. I have drawn a apple and a eye for us to study on and to decorate as we go. We might make a book for us to keep as a reminder of god and our aphabet.
Comments: I think this will help alot in the long run!!!!
- Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 16:51:43 (PST)
Name/Email: Joanna Young ip: 22.214.171.124
Grade level: 7th
Purpose: Teaching fable genre
Lesson: learning literary components of a fable
- Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 10:54:08 (PST)
Name/Email: suzanne miles ip: 126.96.36.199
Grade level: 1
Related fable: the lion and mouse
- Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 09:25:42 (PST)
Name/Email: m. smalley ip: 188.8.131.52
Grade level: 3rd
Purpose: Play for parents
Lesson: some positive character training
- Friday, January 07, 2005 at 18:26:42 (PST)
Name/Email: barb b ip: 184.108.40.206
Grade level: 6, 7
Purpose: elements and writing of fables
- Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 03:29:25 (PST)
Name/Email: Angela Gerth ip: 220.127.116.11
Grade level: Grade 6
Purpose: Learn fables as part of Traditional Lit. uniy
- Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 10:21:35 (PST)
Name/Email: susan santore ip: 18.104.22.168
Grade level: 4
Related fable: The ant and the chrysalis
Purpose: children are to interpret moral and write about this fable
- Monday, November 29, 2004 at 05:44:26 (PST)
Grade level: 5th
Related fable: elefants
Purpose: to learn how to write a fable
- Sunday, October 24, 2004 at 05:38:40 (PDT)
Name/Email: Ruben Harris ip: 22.214.171.124
Grade level: four
Purpose: to introduce fables
- Thursday, September 30, 2004 at 13:42:21 (PDT)
Name/Email: Lori Mesa ip: 126.96.36.199
Grade level: 6th grade
Related fable: The tortorious and Hare
Purpose: So the students will beable to have a written assignment in order to grasp the concept of what Fables really are.
Lesson: This is why I am on this website. I was hopin' that you were going to give me these ideas for a lesson
Comments: Please send to my email address and thanks a lot! I live on the island of Guam and the resources are limited
- Monday, September 27, 2004 at 02:14:50 (PDT)
Name/Email: corazon ip: 188.8.131.52
Grade level: grade III
Related fable: the shepherd's boy
Purpose: to let children listens attentively.
Lesson: a liar will not be believed ,even when he speaks the truth.
- Monday, July 12, 2004 at 19:57:51 (PDT)
Name/Email: Chris Baranyi ip: 184.108.40.206
Grade level: K - 5
Related Url: Dr. B's Assemblies, Inc
Comments: We have an assembly program with many different segments and each one focuses on one of the six pillars of Character Education. Each show uses an Aesop's Fable to illustrate and wrap up the value we are discussing.
- Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 12:04:21 (PDT)
Name/Email: hihi ip: 220.127.116.11
Grade level: any grades
Related Url: http://www.sitesforteachers.com
Comments: this site has really helped me to teach my grade 2 and 5 students!!!!!!
- Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 20:32:35 (PDT)
Name: ANTHONY ip: 18.104.22.168
Grade level: 6 AND 7
Purpose: TO GET STUDENTS USED TO WRITING FABLES IN A FUN WAY.
Lesson: MAKING A FABLE POPUP BOOK
- Thursday, March 04, 2004 at 15:15:51 (PST)
Name/Email: ana maria ip: 22.214.171.124
Grade level: 6
Lesson: be careful what you wish for_ you might get it
- Thursday, February 05, 2004 at 13:50:06 (PST)
Name/Email: pat corcoran ip: 126.96.36.199
Grade level: six and seven
Related Url: http://www.sebud.org/brookhaven/teachers/corcoran/quotations
Purpose: writing fables, explaining popular quotations
Lesson: Use an extensive list of popular quotations for discussion and daily writing warm-up activity. Students record them from the board and explain meanings in binder and in class discussion. After several weeks, students select one to be used as the moral for a short story/fable of their own invention. Dialogue, setting, conflict, characterization requirements can vary. This is one of several writing assignments used with the Daily Quote Activities. Sources for quotes can be found in most bookstores or on-line... keyword: quotations.
- Tuesday, February 03, 2004 at 20:52:00 (PST)
Comments: writing poems is very fun
- Monday, February 02, 2004 at 13:39:59 (PST)
Name/Email: somphassorn suato ip: 188.8.131.52
Grade level: 7th-12th
Related fable: A Chistmas Carol
Related Url: English,Math,History,Science,geography
Purpose: I want to study about math,engoish,compute,history,scinceand geography more and about english i'm not very good.
Lesson: math,hostory,scince,geogrsphy,english and computer
Comments: It's verygood to everyone to study because when you grow up you can be a good preson and smart preson
- Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 00:06:45 (PST)
Name/Email: somphassorn suato ip: 184.108.40.206
Grade level: Gr.7
Related fable: mom
Related Url: english
Purpose: math history science english geography
Lesson: any lesson
Comments: just study
- Monday, January 12, 2004 at 23:50:09 (PST)
Name/Email: Sue Mellon ip: 220.127.116.11
Grade level: 4-5
Purpose: Preparing students to write their own fables
- Wednesday, January 07, 2004 at 06:17:53 (PST)
Name/Email: saranga ip: 18.104.22.168
Grade level: level 3
Purpose: Once upon a time there was a fable about a race between a turtle and a rabbit. The rabbit was so much faster than the turtle. During the race, the rabbit had a tremendous lead and decided to take a nap before finishing the race. When the rabbit woke up, the turtle had won the race. The rabbit was embarrassed. The rabbit knew that the rabbit was so much faster than the turtle. The rabbit challenged the turtle again to another race. In the next race, the rabbit won, easily. The rabbit was by far physically faster than the turtle. Because the rabbit became overconfident, the rabbit did not use his physical advantage. The rabbit lost the first race. Even though the turtle lost the second race, the turtle was happy when he finished the race. The End! Say Good-Bye.
Lesson: In life there are those that have a greater advantage than others. The greater advantage might allow them to win a race. But just like the turtle, happiness is determined by achieving one's own individual goal.
- Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 13:59:30 (PST)
Name/Email: Tiesha Collins ip: 22.214.171.124
Grade level: 6th grade
Related fable: The Stone
Related Url: google
Purpose: to teach myself about moral and getting to know things about morals
Lesson: to teach me bout moral
Comments: try to make the lesson teach them alot about moral
- Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 10:30:11 (PST)
Name: andrea lopez ip: 126.96.36.199
Grade level: intermediate
Related fable: the eagle and the fox
Purpose: lesson plan about fables
- Monday, September 29, 2003 at 08:09:13 (PDT)
Name: John Long ip: 188.8.131.52
Grade level: 3-5
Related Url: Aesop and Ananse: Animal Fables and Trickster Tales
Purpose: In this unit, students will become familiar with fables and trickster tales from different cultural traditions and will see how stories change when transferred orally between generations and cultures. They will learn how both types of folktales employ various animals in different ways to portray human strengths and weaknesses and to pass down wisdom from one generation to the next. Use the following lessons to introduce students to world folklore and to explore how folktales convey the perspectives of different world cultures. After completing the lessons in this unit, students will be able to: _ Identify the definition and understand elements of fables and trickster stories _ Recognize Aesop's fables and Ananse spider stories _ Identify the specific narrative and thematic patterns that occur in fables and trickster tales across cultures _ Compare and contrast themes of fables and trickster tales from different cultures _ Differentiate between the cautionary lessons and morals of fables and the celebration of the wiles and wit of the underdog in trickster stories.
Lesson: Click thru on link above for lesson plan.
- Sunday, September 07, 2003 at 13:27:03 (PDT)
Name/Email: Mrs. Sonja Felder ip: 184.108.40.206
Grade level: 6th-8th grades
Related fable: conflict resolutions
- Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 12:19:14 (PDT)
Name/Email: Barbara ip: 220.127.116.11
Grade level: 3-6
Purpose: To understand the Lesson taught through a Fable.
Lesson: Read a Fable
- Wednesday, July 09, 2003 at 12:56:05 (PDT)
Name/Email: johnniewiley ip: 18.104.22.168
Grade level: 8
Purpose: compare/contrast fables
- Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 12:34:45 (PDT)
Name/Email: Roxanna Freeman ip: 22.214.171.124
Grade level: Middle School _6-9_
Related fable: all Aesop's Fables
Related Url: ID_8072 Three, four, five, six . . . Little Pigs.
Purpose: The student will incorporate literature in the math classroom with story problems from childrens' books and stories.
Lesson: Reading the story Three Little Pigs and working story problems related to the book. Then following up with reading Aesop's Fables and writing story problems from these fables.
- Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 06:55:29 (PST)
Name/Email: Lauren ip: 126.96.36.199
Grade level: 4th
Related fable: honesty
Purpose: I want to emphasize the importance of honesty with the students.
- Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 07:52:16 (PST)
Name/Email: twinkle ip: 188.8.131.52
Grade level: a_
Related fable: peter pan
Purpose: this is of peter pan
Lesson: peter pan
Comments: it's really good for children
- Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 01:38:44 (PST)
Name/Email: Maho Kanno ip: 184.108.40.206
Grade level: 3rd-9th
Related fable: any
Related Url: MorphinKids project
Purpose: This project allows children from all over the world to communicate using MorphInk animation. Animation picture books, using Aesop's Fables as the theme, are presently being created in the city of Takayama in Japan and within Santa Clara County in the United States. By using animation, a medium that children just love, they learn to create an environment where they naturally learn about ethics, they learn to communicate with children all over the world and through this environment they learn to accept cultural diversity. The goal is to contribute towards world peace. MorphInKids means the children with Moral, Physical and Intellectual education.
- Monday, November 18, 2002 at 11:09:31 (PST)
Name/Email: Carole Jefferson ip: 220.127.116.11
Grade level: Early Years
Purpose: Develop Writing
- Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 11:16:24 (PST)
Name/Email: michelle cassimus ip: 18.104.22.168
Grade level: 4-5-6-7-8
- Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 13:33:36 (PDT)
Name: Betsy ip: 22.214.171.124
Grade level: k-3 or older if special ed
Related fable: Fables using only Dolch words _ higher reading levels
Related Url: Learning Abilities Books
Purpose: Purpose: Especially for children, stories are compatible means of teaching important truths. We have gotten many familiar expressions from fables, e. g. the wolf in sheep's clothing_ who will bell the cat_?__ he that is neither one thing nor the other has no friends_ you can't please everyone_ sour grapes rationalization_ any excuse will serve a tyrant _a bully or other abusive person__ work together for the common good_ treat others the way you would like to be treated_ if we hurt others, we hurt ourselves in the process_ don't make a mountain out of a molehill_ it can be better to share than to fight_ one good turn deserves another. Let's remember that fables were originally aimed at adults.
Lesson: Materials Needed: Lesson Plan and Worksheets with Fables from Learning Abilities Books_ A Funny Dolch Word Book _2_ and A Funny Dolch Word Book _3 Age group: This can be adapted for all school ages. Discussion of the psychology presented in the fables can range from classroom and family issues to world issues depending on the ages and interests of the students.
- Monday, September 02, 2002 at 13:43:10 (PDT)
Name/Email: Dr. Tina L. Hanlon ip: 126.96.36.199
Grade level: High school to introductory college
Related Url: Writing with a Fable
Purpose: Write an essay in an introductory composition course using a fable as a springboard for a thesis statement.
Lesson: Guidelines for students are on web page, http://www.ferrum.edu/thanlon/comp101/FableTopic.htm.
Comments: This assignment could be adapted for literature, history, or social studies lessons as a way of showing that students understand the concept of using a story _or a group of anecdotes or personal experiences or other examples_ to illustrate and support a generalization. See also http://www.ferrum.edu/applit/studyg/STUDYGFOlk.htm for guidelines on teaching with fables and short works of folklore.
- Monday, August 26, 2002 at 15:59:20 (PDT)
Name/Email: Maria Dobson ip: 188.8.131.52
Grade level: 4/5
Purpose: to learn new vocabulary, to teach the moral
Lesson: Read story, have chn circle unknown words. dISCUSSION, USE DICTIONARY
Comments: tO BE MADE AFTER LESSON
- Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 04:34:09 (PDT)
Name/Email: Alexa L. ip: 184.108.40.206
Grade level: all ages
Related fable: The Crow and the Pitcher
Purpose: all lessons are made to teach you something
Lesson: Keep on trying.....you'll never know what idea will work unless you test it. Don't give up.
Comments: I love Aesop's fables. No single person on this earth is perfect. Even if you have heard the lesson a hundred times do you actually consider what it is trying to tell you?
- Monday, May 20, 2002 at 15:18:26 (PDT)
Name/Email: A. Lee
Grade level: k-5
Related fable: trustworthiness_ honesty
Purpose: trustworthiness, integrity, honesty
- Monday, January 14, 2002 at 12:53:01 (PST)
Grade level: 3_4_5
Related fable: boy who cried wolf
Related Url: unrelated literature
Purpose: to teach children and for them to learn.
Lesson: fables and in math adding. and in social study countrys
Comments: my class is great but they have their moments and all children. you can_t expect them to be perfet
- Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 09:25:53 (PST)
Name/Email: Kerry Gahan
Grade level: sixth
Related fable: foxes
Purpose: Compare/Contrast fox folklore among cultures.
Comments: Am beginning teacher. Please help. Millions of thanks. Sincerely_ Kerry Gahan
- Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 20:47:58 (PST)
Name/Email: diane jackson
Grade level: 10th
Purpose: understanding meaning of the parables
- Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 09:31:56 (PST)
Name/Email: eileen marotte
Grade level: 4th
Related fable: the ant and the grasshopper
Purpose: i am trying to prepare my class for the upcoming English Language Arts Assesment test..in New York State
- Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 20:26:24 (PDT)
Name/Email: Diane Noon
Grade level: 4th
Purpose: To inform students about what a fable is.
Lesson: Students are required to read a variety of types of stories. They need to learn about what a fable is and how to tell if a story would be considered to be a fable.
- Friday, September 28, 2001 at 20:39:10 (PDT)
Name/Email: Elizabeth Ray
Grade level: 6th
Purpose: to teach faables and moral lessons_ teach how to find moral lessons and how these lessons can be applied to everyday life.
- Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 05:29:21 (PDT)
Name: John Long
Grade level: 3, 4, 5, 6
Related Url: Plays from Aesop's Fables . Lesson Plans K-5 many subjects . Culture links & resources - Good Stuff . Language Arts . History . Geography . Math . Science . Music . Museum links . Teacher Resources
Comments: Also includes Skill and Work Sheets
- Thursday, February 04, 1999 at 12:59:57 (PST)
Related Url: Pratt's Resources for Teachers & Parents
Comments: Find links to lesson plans and other educational resources for all ages. I have lesson plans on my site for babies through elementary school.
- Thursday, April 06, 2000 at 09:01:59 (PDT)
Name/Email: shelly deese
Grade level: 1st grade
Related fable: Jack and the Beanstock
Purpose: learning of stories in the 1st grade
- Wednesday, April 05, 2000 at 15:44:30 (PDT)
Name: Luis Lopez
Purpose: to find out about aesop
- Friday, March 24, 2000 at 07:43:44 (PST)
Name/Email: MEREDITH DECKER
Grade level: 8
Purpose: NEED TO GET STUIDENT TO WANT TO READ MORE INTRESTING THINGS
Lesson: READ AND DO REPORTS ON AESOPS FABLES
Comments: HOPE SHE WILL GIVE IT A TRY
- Friday, March 17, 2000 at 08:32:34 (PST)
Name/Email: Courtney Dengler
Grade level: 12th
Comments: I'm a senior in High School and my english teacher is having us do oral reports on Aesop's Fables. I had no idea there were so many! I think your site is really nifty and I think I might use it when I help my mom's Brownie Troop. Thank you very much!
- Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 16:15:47 (PST)
Name/Email: Orly Cohen
Grade level: 4
Purpose: learn about fables
Lesson: read a whole bunch of fables and then write your own
- Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 16:02:36 (PST)
Grade level: 1st grade
Purpose: looking to intergrate some of the fables in the classroom so the student can being to try and find the meanings.
- Saturday, February 05, 2000 at 13:56:24 (PST)
Name/Email: karensue woodall
Grade level: high school,child development teacher
Related fable: all
Purpose: classroom use
Lesson: child development
Comments: great resouce for my class
- Monday, January 17, 2000 at 05:05:31 (PST)
Grade level: 9th
Related fable: ?
Purpose: To teach people stuff
Lesson: i dont know
- Friday, December 10, 1999 at 22:44:03 (PST)
Name/Email: Alicia Round
Grade level: 6
Purpose: history of folktales
- Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 18:54:48 (PST)
Name/Email: Rich Linville
Grade level: 4th-8th
Purpose: I've put together some student worksheets that first list 4 to 8 morals that we discuss in terms of their meaning and we also talk about examples in their lives and the real world today.
Lesson: On each worksheet there is a list of 4 to 6 morals to first discuss in class followed by three Aesop fables that the students read and then write what they think the moral is for each one. I explain that they do not have to agree on the morals since people on the internet are arguing about what the moral is for each fable but that students must give reasons for their own choice of the moral.
Comments: If you want free copies of my text worksheets, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate if you want them as an attachment or as email.
- Monday, November 15, 1999 at 20:21:07 (PST)
Name: Kerry Simi
Purpose: Couldn't find your email link.
Comments: I thought you would like to see what we wrote about your site at: http://www.credible.com/hotspotsnov99.html Kerry Simi Managing Editor ComputerCredible Magazine 1249 W. Jordan River Dr. S. Jordan, UT 84095 Voice: 801-254-5432 Fax: 801-253-0914 http://www.credible.com XYZeditor@credible.com
- Wednesday, November 03, 1999 at 14:20:47 (PST)
Name/Email: Lynn Green
Grade level: 1st through 3rd grades
Related fable: The Hare and the Tortoise
Purpose: Teache the vocabulary to ESL students and the moral
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 08:26:52 (PDT)
Name/Email: Bobbie Gavorin
Grade level: 7-12
Purpose: To pique reading interest in learning-disabled 9-12 grade students who read at 3-5 grade level
- Monday, July 26, 1999 at 08:43:03 (PDT)
Name/Email: Sheila Stovall
Grade level: 4-7
Purpose: To help the students internalize moral and ethical values that they may not possess.
- Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 08:19:17 (PDT)
Name/Email: Joshua Stage
Grade level: Kindergarden
Related fable: childs fables
Purpose: to help teach a child to read and write
- Friday, June 25, 1999 at 14:35:45 (PDT)
Name/Email: Brian Ausland
Grade level: 9-10
Related fable: Animal Farm
Related Url: On-Line Animal Farm
Purpose: On-line lesson that helps to engage students in a comprehensive look at fables and allegories and then apply these studies to George Orwell's Animal Farm. Meets various content standards.
Lesson: Standards-based, on-line, interactive unit plan for George Orwell's Animal Farm. All activities, links, resources, and projects are included as a student centered site that teachers can use to accentuate the novel.
Comments: Please let me know how you were able to use this lesson in your classroom!
- Thursday, June 24, 1999 at 13:29:43 (PDT)
Name/Email: patty peluso
Grade level: 3,4 & 5
Purpose: home school
Lesson: reading and writing
- Sunday, June 13, 1999 at 17:42:54 (PDT)
Name/Email: James Davis
Grade level: Fables
Related fable: Fables
- Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 08:22:16 (PDT)
Name: John Long
Grade level: k-12
Related Url: Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
Purpose: Many links to web sites of all types related to education, not just for educators. Some favorites:
Education Links . Arts and Literature . Lesson Plans
"Content Rules!" : The Schrockguide Award List
- Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 19:56:00 (PDT)
Name/Email: Miss Paxton
Grade level: 2-6 (or higher?)
Purpose: Becoming familiar with fables. Learning to speak in front of peers. Improving retelling skills.(ESL)
Lesson: Have each student read a simplified version of a fable. I recommend "Aesop's Fables Story Cards" by Raymond C. Clark (available through ProLingua 1-800-366-4775). After they read the fables, give each a paper, folded so that four sections are clearly visible. Have them number the sections and SIMPLY illustrate what happened in the fable. They may then use that paper, and the illustrations, for retelling the story. The pictures may be as simple as stick figures, or really complicated drawings. The emphasis, though, is on comprehension and being able to retell the fable with enough detail that it is clear the retold story is the same as the one read! Students can retell their fables to each other, and after they had practiced a few times, I had them tell me, and I typed what they said, and printed it up. They then matched the words from their retelling with their pictures. You can also spend some time talking about "The moral of the story..." but that concept was a little to advanced for my ESL students.
Comments: I was amazed at how well the students retold their stories/fables with their pictures to guide them through it! They could concentrate on remembering the details instead of trying to remember the ENTIRE story line!
- Friday, April 16, 1999 at 15:02:26 (PDT)
Grade level: 3-5
Purpose: To introduce the difference between true stories and fables
Lesson: The children's book Animal Fact/Animal Fable by Seymour Simon is a great book to use to introduce fables. A fact or fable is presented in the story. Have your students discuss whether they think it is a fact or fable. The answer is on the next page.
- Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 14:16:05 (PDT)
Grade level: elementary
Related Url: Aesop's Fables
Purpose: An art professor has his students retell and illustrate one fable. The traditional fables are worth using. The Modern fables must be considered carefully. Many are not appropriate for use with elementary children.
Lesson: Students could read a fable and illustrate it. They could incorporate technology by doing the story on a word processor and drawing their pictures in a graphics program.
Comments: This site has some beautiful illustrations by student artists.
- Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 16:22:21 (PST)
Name/Email: Royce A. Ratterman
Grade level: K-Adult
Related Url: "My Story Menu"
Comments: A collection of my retold storys for your enjoyment
Purpose: The necessity of personal discernment and wisdom.
- Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 06:17:20 (PST)
Name: John Rickey (Grade one/two Teacher)
Grade level: 1, 2
Related Url: Kids story books, sing, math activities
Comments: There is one original fable called 'The Living Sandcastle' under stories. There's animated stories, games, math, art and singing for the primary student. The stories are unique as they have animation and changing sound backgrounds.
- Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 23:38:54 (PST)
Comments: I read that teaching fables was a requirement in certain countries. I teach fourth grade in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA. Teaching fables is part of the fourth grade reading curriculum. Your website has been a phenominal resource! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
- Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 23:05:56 (PST)
Name: Grace Castro
Comments: His fables help a lot of people understand what has happened in life. I love the fables because in language arts, we do his fables every tuesdays and thursdays. We have to write a paragraph about what the moral is about. Then we have to write a paragraph about how it relates to life. I live in Florida and these fables have helped me a lot. My teacher Ms. Jackson is really cool and I thank her that she gives us these fables. Well that's all i have to say. bye!!!!!
- Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 22:30:20 (PST)