We first started reading Aesop’s Fables in first grade with my youngest. We used Abeka back then and they had a beginning reader that contained Aesop’s Fables. I loved how they were really short, easy to read, and contained a moral of the story. We have rounded up 25 FREE resources to use when studying Aesop’s Fables. At the end of this post you can find a free instant download that contains a unit study on The Wolf and the Kid.
19 Everyday Expressions That Came from Aesop– This is a super cool site that has common phrases you have likely heard and didn’t know came from Aesop!
Aesop’s Fables – Read them all online here.
FREE Aesop’s Fables Lapbooks – 15+ free lapbooks that accompany Aesop’s Fables
Aesop’s Fables – Guide to help students be successful in helping them read and understand Aesop’s Fables.
The Ant & The Grasshopper – Aesops Fables – Comprehension questions for the Aesop’s Fable: The Ant and the Grasshopper.
Aesop’s Fables Fictional Genre – Teach 3rd-5th graders about the fictional genre of fables. This presentation contains definition, characteristics, tips, and examples with answers. Aesop’s Fables are a fun and great way to learn how to determine the moral of a selection!
Aesop’s Fable – Students create an original fable using a paper cube, while making a connection to their own lives.
The Bundle of Sticks – Writing is a Process – Based upon one of Aesop’s fables, “The Bundle of Sticks – Writing is a Process” contains a object lesson arguing that dividing a writing project into smaller tasks is a successful strategy for understanding how most writers write.
Aesop’s Fables Collection (free worksheets) – Collection incorporating some simple reading comprehension, grammar (parts of speech) and writing to teach a few.
The Tortoise and the Hare – FREE Fable Reading Response Packet – Reading fables helps students build a common cultural background knowledge.
Fox and Grapes Readers’ Theater Script – This readers’ theater script takes the story “The Fox and the Grapes” and allows early elementary students to act it out.
The Hare and the Tortoise Readers’ Theater Script – Students will love being Hare or Tortoise and acting out the race to the finish line. This readers’ theater script goes well with a reading unit on Aesop’s fables, a character education lesson, in a literacy center with props and costumes, or just for reading fluency practice.
Readers Theater Script: The Peacock and the Crane Aesop’s Fable – Readers theater motivates and engages readers. Used for fluency instruction, it is a proven research-based (best practices) reading strategy that provides a context for authentic reading and re-reading.
Teaching Literary Elements Through Fables – Offer students the opportunity to practice defining and identifying literary elements while learning about Aesop and the genre of fable.
Reading Fables and Folktales Learning Resources – Practice reading skills with these resources that come complete with familiar stories, colorful graphics, and comprehension questions.
Aesop’s Fable Task Card Freebie – Contains three Aesop’s fables and 5 task cards with each fable.
Understanding Allegory with the help of Aesop’s Fables (Animal Farm lesson one) – A step-by-step lesson plan on understanding allegory. This lesson plan comes with activities, worksheets and handouts.
Aesop’s Fables Teaching Theme & Moral Analysis Card – Teaching Moral & Universal Theme with Aesop’s Fables Mini-Lessons & Graphic Organizer Cards – Grades 3-9
FREEBIE – Aesop’s Fables Flip Flaps for Interactive Notebooks – 8 Flip Flaps are included in this freebie! They come from the Aesop’s Fables book sold by Scholastic. Just print, cut, and glue into a notebook.
The Tortoise and the Hare Curriculum Guide – The Tortoise and the Hare curriculum guide with lessons in history, science, music, math, art, language arts, and geography.
Teaching Themes Through Aesop’s Fables – This PowerPoint includes 22 short fables and their themes (morals).
Fables Printable Mini-Posters – This packet includes 5 popular Aesop Fables rewritten from the public domain. Includes The Tortoise & the Hare, The Lion & the Mouse, The Crow & the Pitcher, The Grasshopper & the Ant, and Belling the Cat. Print, read, and display!
Aesop’s Fables Freebies – Reader’s theaters, finish the story, vocabulary, and more for Aesop’s Fables.
The Classic Treasury of Aesop’s FablesAesop’s Fables: 240 Short Stories for Children – IllustratedAesop’s Favorite Fables: More Than 130 Classic Fables for Children! (Children’s Classic Collections)The Fables of Aesop (Dover Children’s Evergreen Classics)The McElderry Book of Aesop’s FablesAesop’s FablesAesop’s Fables (Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library)Aesop’s Fables (Dover Children’s Classics)