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1 Traditional Stories Third Grade Writing Vickie Leo

2 Traditional Literature Fables Fairy tales Legends Myths Tall Tales

3 I have many fables to tell... I wrote at least 655 of them. Return to Carintha in GreeceReturn to Carintha in Greece Aesop lived during the sixth century BC and was probably a slave on the island of Samo. He loved to tell stories. It is said that Aesop was ugly and deformed and those who came to listen to his tales laughed as much at him as at his stories. Though no historical information on Aesop is available, he was probably a real person. These are my favorites: The Lion and the mouse The Hare and The tortoise The ant and the Grasshopper History of Fables,,,,,, Can you tell them?

4 Fables Animals Short act like people Teaches a lesson/ (moral)

5 Moral Lesson or truth learned from the fable

6 Characteristics of a Fable Setting Characters Plot (conflict & resolution Moral

7 The Ant and the Grasshopper In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest. "Why not come and chat with me," said the Grasshopper, "instead of toiling and moiling in that way?"

8 "I am helping to lay up food for the winter," said the Ant, "and recommend you to do the same." "Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper, we have got plenty of food at present." But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the Grasshopper knew:

9 Moral…. It is best to prepare for the days of necessity.


11 Pre-write Choose a Moral Choose two animals with opposite personalities - one animals personality fits the moral Choose a setting & situation Design a plot with events State the moral

12 Morals Slow and steady wins the race Hard work will be rewarded Look before you leap It does not pay to show off One good turn deserves another Dont try to be someone you are not

13 Animals and Traits Owl – wise Lion - Brave Fox – sly Pig – messy Bee - busy Lion – brave Donkey -stubborn Turtle - Slow Mouse – sneaky Ant – hard worker

14 TAP F T Fable A peers P entertain F Narrative ____ _____________ _______________ _______________ _______________ _____________ _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ _____________ _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ __________ 1.Setting 2. beginning 3. Middle 4. End 5. Moral

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