STORIES AGES 4 - 13
with lesson plans
A description of each story is in the stories page, by clicking on the images you will find the lesson plans. It is best to read the Sample Lesson first to understand the structure. Actually you do not need to read the stories to understand the lessons, as they can be adapted to any story or language.
The lesson plans include grammar and phonics, theatre exercises, word games, vocabulary, improvisations, dialogues, crosswords, songs, tongue twisters and art projects.
They are particularly useful for ESL, home schooling, and people with reading or speech difficulties.
The down-to-earth wisdom of Aesop's Fables is timeless and ageless. We are never too old to be reminded to beware of flattery, greed and complacency.
Stories in Verse - Four stories per book
It is simpler to learn to read, or learn a new language, when the words rhyme
(Click on the individual stories for a preview)
Illustrated stories in verse
With English translations
Adaptations of Aesop's Fables
English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Mandarine, Cantonese, Arabic, Farsi
Twelve stories inspired by
In Chapter Two the stories are in dialogue format, for a performance or as a tool to improve reading skills.
Aesop, born in 620 BC, used animals in his fables so as not to be offend his audience. They were most often tales borrowed from local lore, which he adapted to make his moral statements. They were the means to an end to depict the foibles of human nature.
In Chapter Two are dialogues for a play
Click on the language for a preview
Instead age groups, I classified the four books according to reading levels, or knowledge of the English language.
The Lessons can be adapted to any subject, feel free to contact me for ideas!
For ESL students, the translations for AESOP are as close as possible.