What’s the Moral of the Story Activity

What’s the Moral of the Story Activity

How to teach Fables and Folktales

Using What's the Moral of the Story 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.

Students will read, "The Lion and the Mouse" and use the graphic organizer to determine the moral of the story and how it is conveyed through the text. Students can continue to practice determining the moral of other fables, folktales, and myths using the same graphic organizer.


Other resources to use with this What's the Moral of the Story Activity

If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about fables and folktales.

Use this Fables and Folktales Activity 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 use the graphic organizer as they read on their own.

Be sure to check out more Summarizing Worksheets.


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