Activity 1 - Tell/retell a fable
What is a fable?
What can you expect to find in this book?
Features of a fable:
- a short story
- talking animal characters
- teaches a moral
(a moral is a lesson about right and wrong learned from a story or event)
Do you know any fables?
- The Hare and the Tortoise?
- The Boy who Cried Wolf?
Your task is to tell the fable of the 'The Hare and the Tortoise' in a entertaining way and ask yourself or an audience (could be your parents/carers or siblings) to work out what the moral is.
When retelling the fable in a engaging manner, think about:
- appropriate tone of voice
Click on the link below to listen to 'The Hare and the Tortoise', one of the best-know fables, brought to life:
How does the reader make the story sound interesting?
Activity 2 - Questions
Now that you have read and rehearsed the fable, it's time to check your understanding of the story.
Answer the questions from the following document (you can also type your answers on this doc):
Remember to read the questions carefully and highlight the key words.
Then find the key words in the text (the text is in Activity 1).
Activity 3 - Let's punctuate dialogue
What's the most important piece of punctuation in written dialogue?
, . " " ! ? : ; '
Take a look at the rules on punctuating dialogue:
Here's a Knock-Knock joke for you:
Let's punctuate this dialogue:
"Knock, knock," muttered the Cow.
"Who's there?" asked the Chicken.
The Cow replied, "Luke!"
"Luke who?" asked the Chicken, confused.
"Luke through the keyhole and you'll find out," laughed the Cow.
Now it's your turn to punctuate your most hilarious Knock Knock jokes into dialogue (remember to look at the rules).
Don't forget to send us your punctuated dialogue!