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How to write a fable

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

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