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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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6. Aesop's Fables Index

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Source: www.aesops-fables.org.uk
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Stories , 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

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. fables
  • Recognize the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing, spacing, italics, bold print and punctuation

http://www.aesops-fables.org.uk/index.htm

Brief Description:
A list of Aesop's fables with brief history about Aesop's fables

User Tips:

  • Click on the titles of any stories to read the fable.
  • Teachers can show students how to find information about fables using the headings.
  • The web-site can be used for self-learning. Students can read 'What are Fables?' or 'The Characters of Fables' or some fables in the list and discuss the structure and characteristics of fables with their classmates.
  • After reading, students can write a modern version of fables.

Other resources  

Using Process Writing with a Variety of Text Types: a diary, a story and a selection of poems about nature
A learning pack done by a local school in which the structure of fables, like Gingerbread Man, Little Red Hen, was mentioned
http://cd1.edb.hkedcity.net/cd/languagesupport/resource/English/32_process_writing/index.htm

Story Writing: Original Fables
Rubrics for evaluating a fable
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/media/lessons/katebboyce1142004123/Rubric_-_Fable.htm

6 Aesop
Six printable stories, e.g. 'Ant and the Grasshopper', 'Crab and its Mother'
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/pdfs/6aesops.pdf

The Lion and the Mouse
A lesson plan and related activities on the story
http://www.first-school.ws/activities/onlinestory/animals/fablelionmouse.htm

Aesop Fables
A list of Aesop fables
http://www.classic-library.org.ua/aesop/fables/

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