Aesop Fables Lesson Plans

What are Aesop's Fables?

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

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 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?

The Bundle Ebook contains 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.

Modeling the Classics - Bundle of 5 Aesop Fables

No need to stress out with writing when you can use these wonderful models from Aesop's Fables as a base to develop thoughtful, creative writers. Bundle of 5 Fables!

Aesop's Fables Bundle

Aesops Fables Language Arts Ebook

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

  • Language Arts Lesson Plans based on Fables - A Step by Step guide...
  • 5 Fables
  •  An Outline of the approach....
  • Copy work Pages (either Manuscript/ D’Nealian or Cursive)..... 

Read more about the Aesop's Fable Bundle here.

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Cursive Bundle


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D'Nealian Bundle


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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.

Aesop's Fables - Individual Ebooks

Prefer to work one fable at a time? A simple yet effective approach to writing -even for the reluctant writer.

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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