5th Grade Research and Inquiry Resources
• Students will use the Internet to do research and inquiry on fables.
• Students will learn more about fables of the world.
• Students will read an Indian fable, sequence its events, and try to state its message. (Note: The correct sequence of events in the story is 3, 14, 1, 5, 8, 7, 2, 4, 6, 9, 13, 11, 10, 12. Statements of the message will vary, but most students should recognize that cleverness wins over strength.)
The Index of Fables page was created by Snaith Primary School located in the county of East Yorkshire, England. The page links to fables from around the world, as well as activities to accompany most of these fables.
• Allow students to select another Indian fable from the page. Have students read the fable, state its message and answer the questions.
• Have students connect to http://www.mcwdn.org/fables/aesop.html.Ask them to click on Fable Index and select a fable to read. Then have students:
read the story, take the quiz, and print out their quiz results.
read two separate fables, take the quizes, and create a chart to compare and contrast the two fables.
in small groups, choose their favorite fable from the Web site and work together to write a play based it. Students might find it helpful to click on Fable Activities at the bottom of the page, then Fable Play Form and use the form as a guide to writing their play.