Both of the readings were very insightful and helped me to understand fables. Here is link to the reading that I chose to annotate:
After reading several of Aesop's fables, I have gained a greater knowledge on fables and can appreciate them more. I read through a series of the fables and I chose to complete my writing portion of this module using "The Dog and His Reflection". This fable is:
A dog was walking home with his dinner, a large slab of meat, in his mouth. On his way home, he walked by a river. Looking in the river, he saw another dog with a handsome chunk of meat in his mouth.
"I want that meat, too," thought the dog, and he snapped at the dog to grab his meat which caused him to drop his dinner in the river.
(Moral: Too much greed leads to nothing.)
In order to create a different moral to the story, I had to change the ending. The way that I chose to change the ending is displayed below:
A dog was walking home with his dinner, a large slab of meat, in his mouth. On his way home, he walked by a river. Looking in the river, he saw another dog who looked extremely hungry. He was searching for food.
"I wonder if that dog has had any food lately" thought the dog, and he approached the dog to find out. He realized quickly that this dog was starving and hadn't ate in days. He decided to give the dog his dinner, a large slab of meat. The dog started wagging his tail.
(Moral: Sometimes, there are people/animals who need someting more than you do. And it pays off in the end to help them.)
After reading, "The Fox and the Grapes", I began to think about the moral of the story. The moral of the story is that some people pretend to despise/dislike some things if they are out of their reach. The fable uses an incredible amount of imagery to portray the setting of this fable. For example, read the first part below:
A Fox one day spied a beautiful bunch of ripe grapes hanging from a vine trained along the branches of a tree. The grapes seemed ready to burst with juice, and the Fox's mouth watered as he gazed longingly at them.
All of these words are strong words that help to paint a clear picture as to what's going on in this fable.
I really enjoyed reading this fable. It was beautifully written. Some questions that I would ask students in order to get them thinking about the moral could be:
1. Did the fox seem to really want the grapes in the beginning?
2. Was the fox able to reach the grapes?
3. How did it make him feel when he failed to reach the grapes?
4. Why do you think the fox said, "Here I am wearing myself out to get a bunch of sour grapes that are not worth gaping for", if he really wanted them in the beginning of the story?
5. What do you think the overall moral of the story is?
These are just some ideas of questions to get students thinking about the moral of the story.
samanthamonaco.withknown.com/ 2016/ fables-moduleHappy Friday everyone! Have a great weekend!Samantha Monaco
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Hey everyone!I feel as though I haven't posted in forever. My group was the first module to be released so I didn't have to complete last weeks module, Picture Books. I feel extremely refreshed and have been able to catch up on many tasks in all of my classes. Below is the link to my blog where you will find all of the components for the Fables Module. Please feel free to comment on my posts and let me know what you're thinking.https://
Samantha Monaco, Apr 15 2016 on edu307.networkedlearningcollaborative.com