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Fables + PDF


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  1. Introduction to Fables 
  2. The Fox and the Goat 
  3. Looking at the Features of Fables 
  4. The Fox and the Crow 
  5. The Hare and the Tortoise 
  6. The Boy who cried Wolf 
  7. Writing a Fabulous Fable
  8. Comparing, Fables, Legends and Myths 


Teach English and Evidence-Based Learning Skills with this Comprehensive Fables Set

Looking to bring classic fables to life while building English skills and broader critical thinking? This set of 8 lessons on fables provides a complete unit integrating reading comprehension, writing activities, literary analysis, and targeted development of evidence-based learning skills. 

Spanning classics like The Fox and the Crow, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Hare and the Tortoise, and more, the lessons first build understanding of what fables are and their key components like characters, morals, and story structure. Students then apply this knowledge as they read, analyse, and create fables.

Higher and lower order questions, collaborative discussions, creative writing tasks, and self-assessments interweave the core English skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening with 4 key evidence-based learning skills: collaboration, thinking skills, metacognition, and independent learning.

Teachers are supported with 5-minute CPD activities modelling best practices like facilitating peer assessment and using self-assessment checklists. Detailed teacher guidance, engaging student materials, and skills-focused icons provide a clear framework for simultaneously developing English and critical thinking.

This comprehensive 8-part unit earns top marks for its multilayered approach. Students build literacy abilities, thinking skills, and ownership over learning through an integrated blend of individual, partner, and whole class activities based around these classic tales.

These 8 skills are the EBL skills developed across these Fables lessons. Click on each skill to learn more about that skill.

  1. Collaboration
  2. Thinking Skills
  3. Peer Assessment
  4. Peer Teaching
  5. Self-Assessment
  6. Metacognition
  7. Self-Regulation
  8. Independent Learning


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Fables + PDF