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What's the Moral?

This lesson focuses on the comprehension of fables and folktales in order to identify a moral or lesson. Use this lesson as a stand-alone activity or a support lesson for the Finding the Moral lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Finding the Morallesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to summarize fables and folktales and determine the moral or lesson.

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Students will be able to orally summarize a fable and use sentence frames to discuss the moral.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Tell students that today they'll be reading and summarizing a short story called a fable.
  • Ask students to name a story they know with animals as the main characters. Define fable and determine whether student examples are fables or not, based on whether they have a moral, or lesson.