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The Best Sites For Using Aesop’s Fables In The Classroom


I’m a big fan of Aesop’s Fables — both in using them in the classroom and using them to comment on education policy issues (see What Might Aesop’s Fables Say About Glitzy Media Parent Involvement Campaigns?).

Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Using Aesop’s Fables In The Classroom:

Aesop’s Fables In English For Language Learners is a great site that provides audio support for the text, along with listening quizzes. Thanks to Christina Markoulaki for the tip.

There are many YouTube cartoons that provide subtitles for Aesop’s Fables.

Here are quite a few animations of the Fables.

Here’s a very complete collection of the Fables.

You can find a very simple lesson plan related to Aesop’s Fables here.

Aesop’s Fables is from The BBC,and is a series of short videos with closed captioning.

StoryIt has a nice collection.

Aesop’s Fables Interactive Book is from The Library of Congress.

Supplemental resources for Aesop’s Fables Lesson Plan

Additional suggestions are welcome.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. Awesome post. 4th grade. Going to do a much better job with fables next year thanks to this.

  2. Thank you, Larry, for the referral!

  3. That’s a lot of help for me Larry, thanks for all resources.

  4. Many of these links appear to be broken. Do you by chance have updated links??

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