CHS203 – Children’s Literature and Language Arts


CHS203 – Children’s Literature and Language Arts

Unit 5Project: Original Traditional Fable Graphic Organizer (25 points)


Student’s Name: _________________________________________________________________________-

Directions: Use this graphic organizer to help you to begin to work on writing your own fable. Use complete sentences

to fill-in the boxes below with your chosen moral, characters. Setting and plot.



ECTC Standards  
The lesson you want to teach is the moral of the story. Even though it should be very brief it can still be profound. For example, the moral of the fable of The Sun and the Wind is “Kindness can be more effective than strength.”

Start by deciding on the moral. When you write your story, the moral will appear at the end. The moral fits well with the action of the story.


The moral of the fable “the wolf in sheep’s clothing” is that appearance can sometimes be deceiving. This means that some things are sometimes not what they appear to be. Somebody can appear to be harmless or friendly but dangerous and untrustworthy (Qi, a2017).


Fable provide good descriptions of appearance, actions, and thoughts of characters. Character(s) embody stereotypes that are obvious to the reader. Choice of character(s) enhances the moral of the story.


Fables should have two or three characters. Two is typical



The major characters of this fable are the wolf and the sheep. Wolf is the characters who distinguish themselves as nicer or harmless than they are in real sense concealing their true identity, feelings or motives. Other characters include the shepherd and the dog watching over the sheep


Since your animals or characters act like people, you can put them in natural settings like a forest or a pond but you could also put them in a human setting. For instance, you could have ants having a tea party or a goat mowing the lawn!

The story needs to be told from the point of view of the characters.



The setting is in the farmyard of a shepherd where night after night a wolf is trying all the means of getting a meal. Many days after discovering a trick, the wolf can get a sheep whenever he pleases.


Plot contains a logical beginning, middle, and end, that increase the value of the moral. Plot:

A wolf found it very difficult in getting a sheep to eat owing to shepherd and his dogs’ watchfulness. One day, the wolf found a sheep’s skin thrashed and thrown away (Aesop’s fables, 2018). The wolf put it over strolling among the other sheep. Soon a little lamb followed him and was swiftly led to kill. Using this technique, the wolf devoured many sheep for it succeeded in deceiving them and enjoying hearty meals.






Aesop’s fables (2018). Oriental University Press.retrieved form’s%20Clothing%20%22%20fable&f=false

Qi, L. I. (2017).A Probe Into Origins and Chinese Translation of English Allusions. Journal of Literature and Art Studies7(5), 583-587. Retrieved from: