Looking for activities to teach the moral piece of fables, write fables, etc. I want to go beyond basic picture books and would love to incorporate more hands-on activities and multimedia texts. Any ideas or resources would be greatly appreciated.
Every year w/ 2nd grade I do a storytelling unit w/ fables. This isn't a full-class thing but a small reading group thing. (I'm a library teacher who gets high level readers in small groups a few times a week from various grade levels.) This unit is one of my favorites because it really teaches so much more than just the fable itself; it teaches presentation skills, the value of practice, storyboarding, putting things in your own words, you name it. After the kids have learned their stories (after several weeks of practice), they present them to their classes, which is always a big event. If you'd like to hear more about this unit, feel free to let me know and I'll share! :)
Kelly, sounds great. Would love to get more specific info as to what you do. Does each child pick one story and then choose how to share it??