Fables and Folktales Activity

Fables and Folktales Activity

How to teach Summarizing

Using Fables and Folktales Activity, students recount fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

Being able determine the summarize text that you are reading helps your students understand what they have read. This activity will help your student to make sure that they retell a full story.

Choose a Fable or Folktale. Then, choose an activity card to help guide discussion about the story.


Other resources to use with this Fables and Folktales Activity

If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about summarizing.

Use this Note Taking and Summarizing Graphic Organizer as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this activity by reading a short book. Next, students share what happened first, next, then, and finally.  Then, have students complete the activity  independently or with a partner. Finally, students share their summary of their text. Once finished, students continue practicing reading their own texts and summarizing.

Be sure to check out more Summarizing Worksheets.


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