Aesop’s Fables Unit | Writing & Reading | Meaning, Moral, Message & Theme


This COMPLETE DIGITAL & PDF UNIT explores Aesop’s Fables to learn the concepts of IDENTIFYING THEME, MORAL and MESSAGE within FABLES, MYTHS and LEGENDS and how these timeless tales have impacted storytelling for thousands of years. Make FABLES a part of your READING and WRITING lessons in 2024 through proven teaching strategies.

This EDITABLE unit Covers:

⭐ What Is a Fable and Its Purpose?

⭐ Who Is Aesop, The Father of Fables?

⭐ 12 Famous Interactive Fables by Aesop (Professionally Narrated)

⭐ Scripted Fable Theater – Turn These Fables into a Drama Class

⭐ Deconstructing Fables for Meaning

⭐ Planning and Assessment Rubrics for Writing Fables

⭐ Fable Writing Workshop

⭐ Character Traits Worksheets and Activities for All of Aesop’s Creatures

⭐ Digital and Paper-Based Resources for Publishing Fables

⭐ Fable Glossary and Curriculum Links.

This HUGE RESOURCE offers a mix of hands-on, printable, and digital media. By the time you have finished this pack, your students won’t just be able to READ and COMPREHEND fables but will also be WRITING fables with structure and purpose.

The entire collection is in EDITABLE DIGITAL formats and as a printable PDF eBook. Each lesson is a complete plan that eliminates your preparation time, but if you need to modify the content to suit a particular class, you can easily do so. We even hired a professional voice actor so you can listen to these fables in style with your class!


❤️ The Dog and his Reflection.

❤️ The Bear and two travellers.

❤️ The crow and the Pitcher.

❤️ Belling the Cat.

❤️ The Crab and his mother.

❤️ The Fox and the Grapes

❤️ The Tortoise and the Hare

❤️ The Lion and the Mouse

❤️ The Wind and the Sun

❤️ Town Mouse and Country Mouse

❤️ The Gnat and the Bull.

❤️ The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

❤️ PLUS, you can use our tools to analyse ANY OTHER FABLE.

Use it as an INTERACTIVE DIGITAL resource, PRINT IT, or via GOOGLE CLASSROOM, OFFICE 365 or SeeSaw.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Redfish Resources. Says… “I needed something to teach the genre of traditional literature and help my students understand the characteristics of fables. This helped them comprehend the genre and, in turn, the purpose of the fables. They were exposed to common fables, which helps them with comparing and contrasting with other pieces of literature. Super resource! Highly recommend!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Alessia S. says, “My students and I loved how easily this resource was presented. It was definitely a great addition to our fables unit. Students were able to navigate this fable through the different animals and if they were unclear on the moral of the fable, the next slide would answer their question. Great for in-person and virtual learning.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Mindy P. Says, “Oh my gosh, I loved this resource! My 8-year-old and 6 year old daughter loved acting out the fables. We made the mini fables and morals into a matching game and had a blast. There were so many different things to do with this resource. It was a complete unit for Fables. Perfect in every way!”

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Grade Levels:

Grade 1 & 2  /  3rd Grade4th Grade  /  5th Grade  /  6th  Grade / 7th Grade / 8th Grade / 9th Grade10th GradeSenior Highschool / Suitable for Homeschooling / Not Grade Specific

Subject Areas:

Critical & Creative Thinking  /  English (ELA)  /  MathematicsReading  /  STEM & Digital TechnologiesWriting

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Is this Resource Editable?

Yes, elements of this resource are editable, and you can customize it to meet your students’ needs.

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