The Milkmaid and Her Pail - Aesop's Fables with Language Arts Lesson Plans

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Are you looking to create a lesson around The Milkmaid and Her Pail? This Aesop's Fable E-book contains colourful bordered illustrations, lined pages, the fable ready to be traced to learn print or cursive writing.

How do you use Aesop's 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.


Aesop's Fable:  The Milkmaid and Her Pail

The Milkmaid and Her Pail

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Patty the Milkmaid was going to market carrying her milk in a Pail on her head. As she went along she began calculating what she would do with the money she would get for the milk. 

"I'll buy some fowls from Farmer Brown," said she, "and they will lay eggs each morning, which I will sell to the parson's wife.

With the money that I get from the sale of these eggs I'll buy mysellf a new dimity frock and a chip hat; and when I go to market, won't all the young men come up and speak to me! Polly Shaw will be that jealous; but I don't care. I shall just look at her and toss my head like this.”

As she spoke she tossed her head back, the Pail fell off it, and all the milk was spilt.

So she had to go home and tell her mother what had occurred.

"Ah, my child," said the mother:

"Do not count your Chickens

Before they are hatched."


Create a lesson plan around Aesop's Fables

Using an outline of creating language arts lesson plans around a fable - I have made a few e-books which follow the plan to give you confidence in using this strategy with any Aesop Fable you may choose.

Each Fable E-Book contains: 

  • An Outline of the approach to this fable; this includes Discussion Questions to help the teacher bring out the elements of the fable and help the child identify the writing techniques found in the fable.
  • Language Arts Lesson Plans based on Fables - A Step by Step guide to teach descriptive writing based on the model of any fable.
  • Copywork Ebook which includes:
    • 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.
  • Story Map graphic organizer for plot summaries.
  • Extra information on Descriptive Writing and useful Graphic Organizers.

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