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Middle School ELD I - Week Three

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Middle School ELD1

Week 3 April 20-24

Weekly Packet

Learning Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • learn and use important vocabulary about fables, reading books and acting in reading, writing and listening activities.
  • identify themes and main ideas in a fable.
  • correctly use coordinating conjunctions, adverbs of time and singular or plural possessive nouns.
  • identify the parts of a fable by writing, telling or retelling a fable.

Reading & Writing
Go to Clever, login to IXL, and complete this skill:
IXL Fables, Themes, and Main Idea
Go to Clever, login to Newsela, read the article on and complete the activities:

Androcles and the Lion: A Fable


Videos & Writing
After you watch these videos, write one to two sentences summarizing what a fable is and how it is used in the real world.
What is a Fable?

Walt Disney Presents The Tortoise and Hare

Click on the links and write your answers on a sheet of paper. Share your answers with your teacher.
Coordinating conjunctions--and, but, or
Adverbs of time
Singular or plural possessive nouns

Listen to the clips from Randall’s Listening Lab, write your answers, and share them with your teacher. Scroll down the page to find the activities.
Reading Books
Acting School and Movie Stars

Writing Project – Continue daily journal entry by writing what you do every day. (If you don’t know what to write, write down a fable you can remember being told to you. What’s the lesson you learned in the fable?)
Storytelling Project – Think of all the parts that make up a fable and see if you can create your own. Make sure you have characters (animals are good), a story with a problem to solve, and a lesson learned at the end. Think of lessons you may have learned recently. How did it go? Write out the story and tell it to family members at home.
Art Project – Tell the story of Androcles and the Lion in a comic strip. See if you can retell the fable using pictures! If you don’t want to do it online, draw your own version of the story on a piece of paper.
Comic Book Maker

Click on the link below. Spend 10 minutes each day practicing your typing skills.
Typing Game Link - Typing Club
Go to the first lesson and click on the space bar.

Typing Game Link - Dance Mat Typing


Fable (noun): a made-up story that teaches a lesson
Moral/Lesson (noun): a good lesson that is learned and is usually found at the end of a fable or story
Theme (noun): the big idea or the message about life and human behavior in the story

Retell (verb): to tell a story over again or in a new way
Characters (noun): persons in a story, play, or movie
Inanimate object (adjective + noun): a thing that is not alive, such as a rock, a chair or a book

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