In this lesson, students are asked to recall the story, "The Tortoise and the Hare." They learn about characteristics of fables, how the choices the characters make teach the moral, and that choices have costs and benefits. They then listen to the story Mousetropolis, a retelling of Aesop's fable, "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse." The students are asked to listen for the choices the mice make in the story. After the story, they take part in a card sorting activity and categorize the choices as either costs or benefits. They conclude the activity by summing the costs and benefits to see which choice offered the most benefits. Finally, they complete a fable story map identifying the important aspects of the story.
This lesson plan is designed for teaching grades 1, 2, and 3.
Book written by R. Gregory Christie / ISBN: 978-0-8234-2319-4.
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