Fable: The Crow and the Pitcher (Close Reading: Graphic Novel – Plot)
4th Grade• 1 Hour Lesson
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Subject: ELA, Fable, Literary
Type: 1 Hour Lesson
CCSS: RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4
Skills: Close Reading: Key Details, Vocabulary, Inferencing, Theme/Lesson, Visualizing, Summarizing
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: pencil and crayons (markers or colored pencils), dry erase board, chalkboard, document camera or similar device to share with class
Printable Resources: Required: copies of the fable, "The Crow and the Pitcher" (1 copy per student)
Lesson Plan Description
This is a 1 hour ELA lesson plan addressing several ELA standards using the fable: The Crow and the Pitcher. This lesson includes: close reading comprehension techniques, key details, plot, character traits, inference, theme/lesson, and visualization. Your students will 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. Students will identify and defend the lesson or moral of a fable using text supports and identify words or phrases that help with visualizing the fable. Students will do this utilizing collaborative discussions with classmates.
**The content of this lesson is derived from a portion of the Half Day Lesson Plan: Fable: The Crow and the Pitcher. Purchasing both this 1 hour and the half day plan, will result in duplicated content.