Fables Chart Organizer
Resolution: Solution
to the Conflict or
Main Problem
Exposition: Setting
& Characters/Symbols
Rising Action Moral
Example: "The Hare and the Tortoise" After waking up from a nap during the race, the over-confident hare sees the steady tortoise cross the finish line and win the race.
Setting: Race
Hare: Swift, over-
Tortoise: Slow, determined
:Fox:: Referee   
Ridiculed by the hare, the tortoise states he could beat the hare in a race.
Hare loses the race. * Slow, but steady wins the race.
* Staying the course, plodding along, wins the race.
* Getting sidetracked, or losing focus, loses the race.
7th Grade Lesson Plans for 10/1 & 10/2/07
                 TIMELINE BENCHMARK:  Analyzing Literature

Note:  This Class Work Must be Turned In!

for the handhout, "What is the Lesson Being Taught?":      
     1. Read the selected Aesop's Fables and complete the "Fables Chart Organizer" (Write on the chart.) for each fable to determine:
            a. the Exposition.
            b. the Rising Action
            c. the Climax
            d. the Resolution and
            e. the moral of a fable.
        2. Refer to your completed "Fables Chart Organizer" to understand the story elements of the selected Aesop's fables and then, use "The Story Parts Map" (Do not write on it; it is a class set) as a guideline to write your own fable using 1 of the following morals:
            a. Pride leads to a fall.
            b. Haste makes waste.
            c. The early bird catches the worm.
            d. Honesty is the best policy.
            e. Look before you leap.
            f. Don't count your chickens before they hatch.           
        3.  ON YOUR OWN SHEET OF PAPER, Answer the Guiding Question:  What kinds of lessons can we learn from Aesop's fables?
        4.  DESCRIPTIVE WRITING (LA.B.1.3.3);
ON YOUR OWN SHEET OF PAPER, DO THE ASSIGNMENT FROM THE HANDOUT TITLED, "Some Words that Sound Like Sounds and Actions" from the 1998 Scholastic WORKBOOK:
Descriptive Writing, by Tara McCarthy, page 17.


IF:  Cause and Effect
You'll use fables to see how the nature and actions of the characters affect the outcome of the story and as a result, a lesson is taught
in either a stated or implied moral.
                                         Competencies and Objectives:
Determine the Elements of a fable (FCAT LA.E.2.3.1), cause and Effect (FCAT LA.E.2.2.1) & the Moral - or Lesson Being Taught in a Fable (lLA.A.2.3.1) and  analyze recurring themes across works (LA.E.1.3.5), and  Write Your Own Fable With a Moral (LA.B.1.3.2)
Home Learning Due 10/3 & 10/4/07:
ecall the fable about "The Ant and the Grasshopper," and write a different fable from the
Grasshopper's point of view.  Make sure you write a different moral.  CHECK YOUR SPELLING AND GRAMMAR!  Illustrate your fable with your own art work, collage, or pictures from the internet with your own decorations. (LA.B.1.3.2; LA.B.1.3.3; LA.D.2.3.2