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“The Crow and the Pitcher” Fable Bundle

5th Grade • Lesson Plan Bundle

Lesson Plan Description

Teaching students to read with meaning and not “bark” at print can be challenging!  In this 4 lesson bundle (30-60 minutes each)  using the fable, “The Crow and the Pitcher” your multi-lingual learners experience supported and guided collaborative conversations using sentence frames in order to demonstrate their understanding of this complex text.  They will:

  • Segment 1: Synthesize a fable to discover key details and find a central message
  • Segment 2: Determine the main events of a fable and analyze a character. In addition, students will create a graphic novel to show their understanding of main events and sequential order
  • Segment 3: Identify and defend the lesson or moral of a fable using text supports and identify words or phrases that help with visualizing the fable
  • Segment 4: Write a summary and create a cartoon strip identifying key details from the fable

These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.