Aesop’s Fables is a collection of stories with morals or truthful insights. The stories are credited to Aesop, a slave and master story-teller who was thought to have lived in Ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BC. Apollonius of Tyana, a philospher from the 1st century AD is supposed to have said of Aesop:
… like those who dine well off the plainest dishes, he made use of humble incidents to teach great truths
And now Aesop’s simple truths are just as important in the twenty-first century!
Note for Teachers:
- This collection of Aesop’s Fables have been carefully written for second and third grade readers as well as advanced first graders.
- Suitable for shared reading, guided reading and independent reading.
- Aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
- The series comes with a Teachers Guide that offers suggestions for instruction and a fun range of extension ideas for writing, dramatization and assessment.
- The series is available from Pearson Education.
How smart is a fox? How smart is a goat? Fox’s advice: “Always look before you leap!”
Sometimes even big animals need help! The moral? “One good turn deserves another!”
The fox just had to have that piece of cheese! The moral? “Only a fool is taken in by flattery!”
The greedy dog just had to have the bigger bone! But the moral? “Greedy folk often lose what they have!”
The ant works hard to store food for winter but the grasshopper prefers to sit in the sun. But when winter comes the grasshopper learns his lesson. The moral: “Prepare today for the needs of tomorrow”.
The great race takes place. But who wins? The moral: “Slow and steady wins the race.”
Help! There’s a wolf! But is there really? The moral: “No one believes a liar even when the liar is telling the truth!”
The thirsty crow found a pitcher with some water in the bottom. But when the crow puts its beak into the pitcher, it couldn’t reach the water. How did the clever crow solve the problem? Sometimes all you need to succeed is more patience, not more strength!
There’s treasure in the vineyard, the old farmer tells his lazy sons. So they go in searchof of the treasure. But what do they find?
The Miller and his son learn a lot on their way to the city, and in particular – when you try to please everyone you end up pleasing no one.
Aesop’s Fables Teachers Guide – ISBN: 0-7685-0177-6
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