Part of the second grade Common Core standards is recounting fables and fairy tales. We have actually have already done a bunch of work with fairy tales and were ready to move on to fables. I created this anchor chart to share with them.
Do you like my picture cheats? I was too tired to draw so I just Googled some images...shhh ;).
We watched this short video on United Streaming about Aesop. The part about Aesop was very short (1 minute) and was the perfect length for adding information to the anchor chart above!
The next day we watched The Tortoise and The Hare from the video above and I modeled how to write a recount on the Promethean board about the Tortoise and the Hare. We did skip the section on point of view because I hadn't taught that yet and wanted to go into more detail.
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I will go into more detail about teaching point of view later in the week- I need to take some pictures! :)