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The Lion and the Mouse Fable Lesson Plan

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

''The Lion and the Mouse'' is a famous fable by Aesop. This lesson plan will introduce students to this fable, but also teach them how to identify the moral of a fable and how to write their own.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Describe the plot and moral of Aesop's The Lion and the Mouse
  • Explain the concept of a moral and demonstrate how to identify one in a narrative
  • Create their own fables containing a moral

Length

60-90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.9-10.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Materials

  • Copies of the lesson quiz
  • A copy of any of Aesop's Fables

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