Fable: The Crow and the Pitcher (Close Reading: Moral/Lesson)
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.4.4
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); Optional: printable "Exit Slip" as an assessment component (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, vocabulary, and central message (moral). Your students will synthesize the fable to discover key details and to find a central message. Students will do this through note taking, collaborative discussions with classmates, and writing a summary. To check for understanding, an optional assessment component is available for use at the end of the lesson.
**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.