Aesop Fables Lesson Plans

What are Aesop's Fables?

Aesop Fables are little stories with a big punch line - a moral lesson. It often includes animals, plants, forces of nature which take on a human qualities. It is a great starting point to help students see how a story unfolds in a certain setting with a simple plot. Using this as a base, one can create a language arts lesson plan and help students to write a little story, with only a few characters, in a setting, facing a problem and coming to a conclusion as well as teaching a moral lesson.

Aesop's Fables Ebook - Language Arts lessons based on fables for kids by's Fables Bundle Ebook

Aesop wrote a huge number of fables and I have selected 5 to place into this bundle ebook to show how they can be used to develop language arts lessons which integrate handwriting practice, spelling, grammar and sentence style.

This site has over 655 Aesop's Fables which have been alphabetically arranged.

How to create language arts lesson plans based on Aesop Fables.

Since these fables are concise, but with a detailed plot, I have used them to create a homeschool language arts lesson plan.   I have used the Aesop Fables to teach handwriting, spelling, writing techniques, grammar and punctuation. You can design it to be used as a complete homeschool language arts curriculum. Learn and use the step by step approach (the Ten Day Outline) to use any fable as a base of the language arts lesson plan.

Aesop's Fable Homeschooling Printables  E-book

What's Included in the Bundle E-book?

Using the same ten step approach to creating integrated lesson plans from a fable, this Aesop's Fable Bundle Ebook  is between 150 - 180 pages, is available in 3 fonts - Manuscript Printing, D'Nealian and Cursive and contains:

  • Language Arts Lesson Plans based on Fables For Kids - A Step by Step guide (based on the Ten Day Outline from my web pages) to teach descriptive writing based on the model of any fable.
  • Story Map
  • Descriptive Writing and Graphic Organizers 

5 fables:

  • The Fox, the Cock and the Dog
  • The Lion and the Mouse
  • The Milkmaid and Her Pail
  • The Hare and the Tortoise
  • The Bundle of Sticks

Each Fable includes:

  • An Outline of the approach to the fable with Discussion Questions to explore elements of the fable and the writing techniques found in the fable. 
  • Copy work Pages (either Manuscript/ D’Nealian or Cursive) Copywork pages to write the fable;  Four different sized lined handwriting practice pages; A trace-over copy of the fable; Blank pages with a colour illustrated border; Blank black and white illustrated bordered pages.

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Individual Illustrated Aesop's Fable E-books

Aesops Fables Milkmaid Example

Alternately, you may prefer to buy them as individual ebooks.

These individual Aesop's Fable E-books have been created as a companion to the Language Arts Lesson Plans based on Fables.

Cost: Only $3.50US each

Each Aesop's Fable Ebook contains:

  • Printing and cursive handwriting worksheets which your child can trace over or write on to the illustrated copy of the fable.
  • Lined handwriting printable pages for different aged children. (3 sizes)
  • Beautiful illustrations of the Fable.
  • Pages with a coloured illustrated border.
  • Pages with black and white illustrated border for your child to colour in.
    Available as individual books:

More Language Arts Lessons based on Literature

I am using the same Ten Day Outline which I used to describe how to create Homeschool Language Arts Lesson Plans based on Literature.

This model has been used in these printable e-books:

You can also see free homeschool language arts lesson plans I have created using modeling. Each lesson plan focuses on a particular stylistic element.

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