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Writing with a Fable

This assignment requires writing an essay in an introductory composition course using a fable as a springboard for a thesis statement. Students can use personal experience or observations to support a concept from a fable they choose. This 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 for guidelines on teaching with fables and short works of folklore.



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