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Learning Exercise: Writing with a Fable

Title:
Writing with a Fable
Material:
Description:
This assignment for a composition class uses morals from fables to develop a thesis for an essay. It could be adapted for literature, history, or social studies lessons as a way of showing that students understand the concept of using a story--or a group of anecdotes or personal experiences or other examples--to illustrate and support a generalization. See also http://www2.ferrum.edu/applit/studyg/STUDYGFOlk.htm for guidelines on teaching with fables and short works of folklore.
Course: Freshman Composition

Info

Submitted by:
Tina Hanlon
Date Last Modified:
August 13, 2010

Exercise

Assignment is outlined on web page http://www2.ferrum.edu/thanlon/comp101/FableTopic.htm.
Additional Information: http://www2.ferrum.edu/thanlon/comp101/FableTopic.htm

Categories

Audience

  • College General Ed
  • College Lower Division
  • High School
  • Middle School

Topics

English composition

Requirements

Basic composition and editing skills

Learning Objectives

Write a coherent, well-organized essay that uses anecdotes or personal experiences to support a precise thesis.

Type of Task

  • Individual
  • Student-centered

Assessment

Writing standards appropriate for your composition course. For example: a unified focus and organization b. logical development of ideas and supporting examples c. precise and effective wording d. standard sentence structure and vocabulary e. avoidance of mechanical and grammatical errors

Technical Notes

Students need access to the Internet if they use online fables (which are also available in countless books).