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Mrs. Haase

WIN What is a Fable?

Grades: 3rd Grade, 2nd Grade
Subjects: English Language Arts

Student Instructions

What is a fable? A fable is a short FICTIONAL story written long ago, intended for children, in which animals are often stand-ins for humans, and their misadventures are meant to symbolize human behavior. The setting is typically outside, often involves some humor, and the character learns a lesson, which we call a moral in fables. As is the case with fairy tales, fables are often traditional. Many were passed down from storyteller to storyteller long ago before being recorded in books. Three common elements often found in fables: 1) Characters are often animals 2) Personification - animals talk and act like humans 3) Moral - ends with a lesson, or moral DIRECTIONS: 1. Choose a minimum of two fables to listen to. Click the link. 2. Click the star by the fable to go to the graphic organizer. 3. Use the label tool to complete the chart with information you gathered from the story. 4. Read over your answers double checking they make sense and have proper capitalization and punctuation. 5. After you finish listening to at least two stories and completing the graphic organizer page for each story, click check to submit your work.