Part of the second grade Common Core standards is recounting fables and fairy tales.  We have actually have already done a bunch of work with fairy tales and were ready to move on to fables.  I created this anchor chart to share with them.
Do you like my picture cheats?  I was too tired to draw so I just Googled some images…shhh  ;).
We watched this short video on United Streaming about Aesop.  The part about Aesop was very short  (1 minute) and was the perfect length for adding information to the anchor chart above!
The next day we watched  The Tortoise and The Hare from the video above and I modeled how to write a recount on the Promethean board about the Tortoise and the Hare.  We did skip the section on point of view because I hadn’t taught that yet and wanted to go into more detail.
To get a free copy of this file click here.
I will go into more detail about teaching point of view later in the week- I need to take some pictures! 🙂
Then we gave students a copy of a fable and had them write their OWN recounts.  The students skipped the point of view section until the next day (when I taught the lesson).  I will take some pictures of student examples to share when I write the about point of view!
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2017-07-05T22:38:22-04:00Categories: Uncategorized|


  1. Brandee Green May 7, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Hi Mandy~ Your blog is precious. 🙂
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. 4321Teach May 7, 2013 at 2:18 am

    Thank you so much for sharing the recounting fables documents. They are amazing. 🙂

  3. Kate April 28, 2014 at 1:53 am

    This was just what I was looking for!! Thanks again, Mandy!

    EduKate and Inspire

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