Fables: Arnold Lobel



Author/Illustrator: Arnold Lobel
Publisher: Harper & Row
Publication Year: 1980
Brief Summary: Using an array of interesting animal characters, Lobel creats 20 original fables, each teaching a valuable lesson.

Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Language Arts: Define fables and common characteristics — animal stories; date back to early times; teach lesson/message.
  • Do reveal the moral at the end of the story right away — ask students what they think the message is.  Is there one in particular they really connected with?
  • Have older students plan and write their own fables.

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc. Fables discussion guide at Scholastic site http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/fables-discussion-guide  

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library


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