Reading to Learn About Fables and Tall Tales
Here is a set of reproducibles, ready to be torn out and duplicated, for the third and fourth grades. The booklet offers quick distinctions among fairy tale, fable, folk tale, and tall tale. There is a quick introduction to Aesop. Then each of twenty fables gets a page for a design, a narrative, and some questions. Eight pages of Comprehension Check-Ups follow. The design for BC shows four of the five mice dancing for joy (4). One of two designs for WSC (5) shows the wolf in the cooking pot with flames underneath. A very contemplative lion has the pleading mouse by its tail (10). Yates does a good job with the reflection in DS (18). WS (20) is told in the poorer form. The questions initiate exercises involving sequencing, analysis, interpretation, vocabulary, and other phases of reading.
Bryan House Publishers