Are you looking for a way to introduce fables to your students? (You might be aware of common core standards that require students to recount fables and determine the lesson or moral.) Let the Library of Congress help.
The Library of Congress has released “Words to the Wise: Aesop’s Fables Interactive Book,” a free app for use on iPhones, iPads and Android platforms. This innovative reading experience has been adapted from the 1919 book The Aesop for Children, and includes outstanding drawings by Milo Winter, a noted illustrator. This e-book can be found on the read.gov website.
In addition to reading these enduring fables, students can also interact with the book. A careful reader will see the illustrations move and can watch a choosy heron studying the fish swimming at his feet, a sly fox swishing his tail, or a mouse chewing a rope to free a lion.
Which lessons in these long-beloved fables are true for your students? Let us know in the comments which ones they would rewrite.