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Teaching with Aesop's Fables


These well-known Aesop's Fables, 
based on the
Tapsy Tales Fables in Easy French, are written in two versions for varying levels of students.

The ESL version uses simple sentence structures in the present tense for beginning language learners.

Wanda's advanced vocabulary versions will appeal to regular classroom students at the junior level and beyond.

15 Tales in two versions plus Activity and Puppet Booklets - $10.00

Fables Series A
• The Ant and the Grasshopper
• The Crow and the Pitcher
• The Fox and the Crow
• The fox and the Grapes
• The Hare and the Tortoise

Fables Series B
​• The Farmer and the Stork
• The Ant and the Dove
• The Frogs Who Want a King
• The Milkmaid and the Pail
• The Oak and the Reeds

Fable Series C
​• The Lark and Her Young Ones
• The Frog and the Ox
• The Bundle of Sticks
• The North Wind and the Sun
• The Bat, the Birds and the Beast

See Some Sample Pages
 
Click to see samples from the ESL and Advanced Versions 


Aesop Encore  - $10.00
Links to the Included Activity Book and Stick Puppets Booklet are on the 
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According to Wanda

Wanda loves words! Sometimes she goes a bit overboard but she has a great time doing it. Her play scripts add an element of linguistic play to the play. The traditionally simple style of the fable is maintained, but since she loves words, Wanda expresses herself in longer sentences with more descriptive vocabulary. These play scripts were written to encourage playful learning. 

Note: 

When you receive your order confirmation, click the button Download or Access the Digital Product .

Then click on the link  More Information About this Product  to download the
Activities and Puppets Booklets.

Telling Tales with Puppets

Great Oral Practice!
What better way to encourage students to speak up and participate orally than using puppets. It is often difficult to give a significant amount of teaching time to creating puppets and rehearsing presentations. To help with this, we have included a booklet of character pictures for each fable. These can be coloured, cut out and mounted on straws or sticks to quickly create puppets. Your students will enthusiastically work together in small groups to practise retelling the short stories and present their plays to the class. 

How to Make Puppets and Stages

Add an Art Project?
How to Make Simple...
   - glove puppets
   - marionettes
   - stages

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Getting Active with Aesop

Activity Book
Included with the set is a booklet of printable activities for both
written and oral practice.

Teacher's answer pages are
also included for each exercise.

My Word List (ESL vocabulary new words list)   
Ask and Answer (Interrogative word practice)
Fable T.V. News Report (written and oral Activity)
Meaning Match/Sketch Series A (Advanced Vocabulary
Meaning Match/Sketch Series B (Advanced Vocabulary)

Meaning Match/Sketch Series C (Advanced Vocabulary)

In Action (Teacher Notes)
Complete the Sentence
Who Can Do That?
Word Search
Quick Draw Game 

Aesop Encore  - $10.00
Links to the Included Activity Book and Stick Puppets Booklet are on the
Thank you Page

All of our eBooks are sold through Clickbank and come with a 60 day return policy.

Note: 

When you receive your order confirmation, click the button Download or Access the Digital Product .

Then click on the link  More Information About this Product  to download the
Activities and Puppets Booklets.


A Few Ideas for Extending the Learning ..........

The scripts can also be used as materials for:

  • vocabulary extension
  • studying common expressions / figures of speech
    .......... similies, metaphors
  • devices - alliteration, personification, humour, exaggeration
  • discussions/debates over the morals
  • examples for student writing
    (give students one of the simple ESL versions of a fable to compare to Wanda's version; then challenge students to rewrite one of the other fables) 
  • integrate the fables into your music program by having students compose their own music for the chants, create theme melodies for each character (study Peter and the Wolf) or use orff instruments to create background music and sound effects for the play
  • integrate the stories into a science study of insects etc. - how has Aesop drawn upon the true characteristics of the natural world for his stories