The Big Essential Question
In Aesop's fables why did he use animals as the characters rather than humans?
Now, on your own piece of paper translate three of Aesop's Fables into present day situations using Five Forks Middle School as the setting for the fable. List the Following things for each of your fables:
1. The name of the Fable
2. Brief explanation of the original Fable.
3. Your Five Forks Middle School situation using the Fable. For the short activity, observing the UMass web site use only a brief explanation-perhaps three sentences at the maximum. Later, after choosing your favorite fable to translate you will expand your translation to five paragraphs. Two, three, or four sentences at most for each paragraph. Remember elementary students will be your audience so keep it simple. The first paragraph will be an introductory paragraph. You will need a hook to encourage the students to continue to read on. The second, third, and fourth paragraph will be the body where you will develop the story. Lastly, the fifth paragraph will be the conclusion paragraph will you will bring the story to a close.
4. Lastly, what is the Moral of the story?
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