You are now beginning to write your fable. Keep looking at the rubric to make sure you are doing what you need to do to get the grade you want. Make sure you make good vocabulary choices!

As you plan, remember: –

  • characters – there are usually very few characters in fables
  • characters are animals that take the place of people
  • an important lesson is taught
  • a fable is as long as it needs to be, but are generally short and concise (to the point – no waffling!) stories.
  • It is NOT a fiction story!
  • You must write the lesson taught at the end of the fable.

Because there are so many life lessons you could teach someone, we decided as a class to have a shortened list to choose from. Here is the list.

  • Don’t judge a book by its cover
  • Don’t listen to strangers
  • If you help someone, someone will help you back.
  • Rather starve and be free than be greedy and a slave.
  • You don’t have to be big and strong to help someone.
  • You can’t please everybody.
  • Be balanced in your life.
  • Treat others like you want to be treated.
  • Don’t worry; it will work out.
  • Don’t break a promise.
  • Sometimes it’s OK to break the rules

Have fun!

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