How do you use Aesops Fables as a base of a language arts lesson plan? Read the step by step way in which you can use any Aesops Fable and create a homeschool language arts lesson plan around it. You can use it to teach handwriting, spelling, writing techniques, grammar and punctuation.
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Now you must know that a Town Mouse once upon a time went on a visit to his cousin in the country. He was rough and ready, this cousin, but he loved his town friend and made him heartily welcome. Beans and bacon, cheese and bread, were all he had to offer, but he offered them freely.
The Town Mouse rather turned up his long nose at this country fare, and said: "I cannot understand, Cousin, how you can put up with such poor food as this, but of course you cannot expect anything better in the country; come you with me and I will show you how to live. When you have been in town a week you will wonder how you could ever have stood a country life."
No sooner said than done: the two mice set off for the town and arrived at the Town Mouse's residence late at night. "You will want some refreshment after our long journey," said the polite Town Mouse, and took his friend into the grand dining-room. There they found the remains of a fine feast, and soon the two mice were eating up jellies and cakes and all that was nice.
Suddenly they heard growling and barking. "What is that?" said the Country Mouse. "It is only the dogs of the house," answered the other. "Only!" said the Country Mouse. “I do not like that music at my dinner."
Just at that moment the door flew open, in came two huge mastiffs, and the two mice had to scamper down and run off. "Good-bye, Cousin," said the Country Mouse, "What! Going so soon?" said the other.
"Yes", he relied:
"Better beans and bacon in peace
Than cakes and ale in fear."
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I use the same Ten Day Outline which I used to describe how to create Homeschool Language Arts Lesson Plans based on Literature.
I have used this Ten Day model when writing my 200+ page e-book, Modeling the Classics: Language Arts Lesson Plans from the Hobbit.
NEW!! Modeling the Classics - Teaching Descriptive Writing. Read more here.
You can also see homeschool language arts lesson plans I have created using the idea of modeling excellent literature. Each lesson plan focuses on a particular stylistic element.