Aesop's Fables for Young Readers Author:Laurel Hicks Fables have been used down through the ages to teach moral lessons in a delightful way. Children love the simple examples of right and wrong and the animal characters. The best-known author of fables is Aesop, a Greek slave who lived over two thousand years ago. His themes of devotion, persistence, friendship, ingenuity, and wisdom are universal... more » and apply to the modern age. Most of his fables are about animals that talk and act like people. Children chuckle at the similarity between the behavior of the animals and the behavior of people. They also enjoy the large, colorful illustrations in this book.
The Word Practice helps students develop and review their skills in phonics. Work with root words, suffixes and compound words is included. Students are taught to read words in the fables which do not completely follow the rules of phonics.
Teachers appreciate the comprehension questions, which test retention as well as understanding. They also enjoy teaching good character traits in such an amusing way.« less