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Aesop's Journey

 

Introduction:  
  As Aesop began to write, "A Dog was carrying a piece of meat in his mouth to eat it in peace at home. On his way he had to cross a bridge...You are traveling to Ancient Greece to investigate how Aesop began his career of writing fables.
Task:  
  Imagine yourself living in Ancient Greece during the time in which Aesop lived, how would you write a fable demonstrating a lesson learned.
Process:  
  Step 1: Review the websites relating to the life of Aesop.

Step 2: Review the websites relating to the writing of Aesop's Fables.
a) Pick a Fable
b) Complete a graphic organizer either researched from the internet (Please cite your source) or choose an organizer you are familiar with to complete this task.

Step 3: Using the same organizer as in Step 2, you should plan out your fable.

Step 4: Write your own fable.
Resources:  
  http://tomsdomain.com/aesop/aesopmain.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A612307

http://www.umass.edu/aesop/index.php

http://www.aesopsfables.net/
Evaluation:  
  The writing:
- Establishes and maintains an authentic and insightful focused purpose throughout

- Indicates a strong awareness of audiences needs; communicates effectively with audience; sustains distinctive voice and/or appropriate tone
- Demonstrates reflective, analytical and/or insightful idea development; provides specific, thorough support; skillfully applies characteristics of the genre
The writing:
- Demonstrates careful and/or subtle organization that enhances the purpose
- Demonstrates varied and subtle transitional elements throughout

- Demonstrates control, variety and complexity in sentence structure to enhance meaning
The writing:
- Demonstrates control of grammar and usage to enhance meaning


- Demonstrates accurate, rich and/or precise word choice appropriate for audience and purpose
- Demonstrates control of correctness to enhance communication

Conclusion:  
  As students hand in their work, I will hand them a survey about their journey to Ancient Greece and the world of Aesop.

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