How to write a fable

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How to write a fable

  1. 1. HOW TO WRITE A FABLE
  2. 2. Fables… … a story that teaches a lesson …characters are animals …animals talk ***
  3. 3. Fable Elements Many things to think about before writing a fable <ul><li>Moral – a lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Animals </li></ul><ul><li>Animals’ names </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Introducing the animals/characters </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue between characters </li></ul><ul><li>Sequencing events of the story </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion of story / moral </li></ul>***
  4. 4. Moral a life long lesson <ul><li>Life-long lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Do to others as you would like them to do to you. </li></ul><ul><li>Cheaters never win. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t judge a book by its cover. </li></ul><ul><li>Good lessons – but not considered a life-long lesson- </li></ul><ul><li>Not a Moral </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up trash on the road. </li></ul><ul><li>Brush your teeth three times a day. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t hit your brother or sister. </li></ul>Write down a few morals you think you can use. ***
  5. 5. Choose your animals (2) <ul><li>Animals should “go with the moral” </li></ul><ul><li>Often a “good guy/bad guy relationship” </li></ul><ul><li>Often they are “natural enemies” </li></ul><ul><li>Personification: </li></ul><ul><li>animals take on </li></ul><ul><li>human characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Good Guy/Bad Guy </li></ul><ul><li>Mouse/Snake </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Enemies </li></ul><ul><li>Cat/Dog </li></ul><ul><li>Bad : snake/shark/bear/lion/rat </li></ul><ul><li>Good : bunny/mouse/kitten/cow </li></ul>***
  6. 6. Setting… Where/ When story takes place SETTING SEASON TIME PLACE SUMMER / WINTER SPRING / AUTUMN DAY NIGHT DUSK / DAWN NOON / MIDNIGHT OCEAN SCHOOL DESERT FOREST
  7. 7. Names of Animals <ul><li>Names should suit the moral/story/setting </li></ul><ul><li>Slither, the snake – desert </li></ul><ul><li>Sly Fox – forest </li></ul><ul><li>Messy Mouse – barn </li></ul><ul><li>Goldie Fish - ocean/pond </li></ul><ul><li>Hairy Bear - cave </li></ul><ul><li>Fluffy Bunny - hole in ground </li></ul>***
  8. 8. Writing the Story <ul><li>Beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Middle </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce Characters </li></ul><ul><li>Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>End </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Moral </li></ul></ul></ul>***
  9. 9. Remember Fable Elements There are many things to think about before writing a fable <ul><li>Moral – teaches a life-long lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Animals </li></ul><ul><li>Animals’ names </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Introducing the animals/characters </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue between characters </li></ul><ul><li>Sequencing events of the story </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion of story / moral </li></ul>***

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