Unit 5 Lesson
3: The Moral of the Story
Question/s(Specific to Lesson)
do lessons learned from folktales and fables relate to life?
do people use stories to explain life’s wonders?
do writers use language and information to make a story come alive?
do folktales/tall tales give readers a sense of place and time of a culture?
patterns of character traits are found in folktales/tall tales?
is my life similar/unlike the character in the story or book I am reading?
is a short story, with a moral, that warns against a bad characteristic,
like lying, stealing, greed, or laziness. The characters are usually animals
that speak and act like humans.
is a set of rules we use to judge if something is right or wrong.
1. Is it alright to take something that is not yours?
2. If someone were real hungry, would it be okay then to take apples ?
Anticipation Guide: Why do you agree? Disagree? Why?
a double bubble map of country and city.
read the fable: The Country Mouse and the City Mouse. TLW complete
the fable chart.
provide copies of fables to partners. The fables will not have the moral
printed on them. The groups will write their own moral.
Advanced group will write their own fables given the moral from these stories.
They will type them and present them to the class. Their fables will be
included in the center or may be uploaded to the Internet.