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Module: Happy Days

Unit: A Bag of Laughs - Fables

Level: KS2

E-learning Task (Fables) -  The main task is to write a fable and create an e-book of the fable. (by C.C.C. Kei Wa Primary School (Kowloon Tong))

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1. Fables from Aesop

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Source: Tom Lynch and www.hovocmedia.com
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: Stories , e-books 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ideas in simple spoken texts, e.g. short stories, with the help of cues

http://us.penguingroup.com/static/packages/us/yreaders/aesop/index.html

Brief Description:
Four fables with animated illustrations

User Tips:

  • Click on the title to choose a fable.
  • After reading, students can discuss the morals of the story and their implications in daily lives.

2. Fables

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Source: www.first-school.ws
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Teachers' Reference , Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story
  • Use quotation marks to denote direct speech

Reading:

  • Work out the meaning of an unknown word or expression by using context and knowledge of the world
  • Recognize the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. fables

http://www.first-school.ws/theme/fables.htm

Brief Description:
A list of fables and suggested activities

User Tips:

  • Click on the titles to select any stories.
  • After reading, highlight the use of simple past tense and quotation marks in the stories.
  • Teachers can upload the links to the e-Learning platform for students to re-read the stories.

3. Aesop's Fables

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Source: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Stories 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story
  • Use quotation marks to denote direct speech

Reading:

  • Work out the meaning of an unknown word or expression by using context and knowledge of the world
  • Recognize the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. fables

http://www.umass.edu/aesop/fables.php

Brief Description:
A list of Aesop's Fables and some with a modern version

User Tips:

  • Click on the titles to choose any stories.
  • To start reading, click on different versions of the selected story.
  • After reading, students can discuss the structure and characteristics of fables.

4. How to write a fable

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Source: www.slideshare.net
Media: Video 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities , Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story
  • Use quotation marks to denote direct speech

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. fables

Writing:

  • Use story structure that comprises setting, characters, problems, events and solutions

http://www.slideshare.net/lolaceituno/how-to-write-a-fable?src=related_normal&rel=272661

Brief Description:
A PowerPoint presentation about the structure of fables

User Tips:

  • Click 'Play' to start the slide show.
  • Click 'Full' to show the slide in full screen.
  • Teachers can show the slides in post-reading or pre-writing discussion after reading a fable.

5. Fable - A short anthology

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Source: www.primaryresources.co.uk
Media: Powerpoint words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Worksheets , Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. fables

Writing:

  • Use story structure that comprises setting, characters, problems, events and solutions

Fables - a short anthology
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/powerpoints/fables.ppt

Mapping a Fable
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/docs/mapping_a_fable.doc

How to write a fable
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/powerpoints/How_to_write_a_%20fable.ppt

Brief Description:
Three resources for reading and writing of fables

User Tips:

  • Teachers can make use of the PowerPoint 'Fables - a short anthology' to share typical fables with students.
  • Students can make use of 'How to write a fable' and 'Mapping a Fable' to organize the writing of a fable.
  • Before writing, students can make use of the worksheet 'Characters of animals' (http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/pdfs/Fable%20Animal%20Characteristics1.pdf) to analyze the characters in the stories.
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