A PROVERB is a saying that gives advice or teaches a lesson. “Like father, like son.” “The early bird gets the worm”
Transcript A PROVERB is a saying that gives advice or teaches a lesson. “Like father, like son.” “The early bird gets the worm”
A PROVERB is a saying that gives advice
or teaches a lesson.
“Like father, like son.”
“The early bird gets the worm”
A FABLE is a short story that teaches
a lesson. This lesson is sometimes
called a “moral.”
You may have heard the expression:
“Look before you leap.”
This expression is
the moral of
How do fables and proverbs compare?
•What is a fable? A made up story that uses
animals as its characters.
•In fables, animals talk and act like a
person which is personification.
•Must pick an animal that fits the vice (bad
characteristic) and or virtue (good
•A fable is very descriptive except in the
•Usually have an idea or
theme of good versus bad.
•They always have a moral
or a lesson that should be
Aesop was an ancient
Greek storyteller who
lived around 550 BCE. He
was also a slave. He lived
in ancient Rome, in the
home of a wealthy Roman
Legend says … Aesop’s Roman master was so
delighted with Aesop’s fables that he granted
Aesop his freedom!
*Most famous fables were told by a slave
•People realized the stories were about them so
they wanted him to stop telling the fables.
•When he continued telling the fables, the
people go very angry and ended up pushing him
over a cliff and killing him.
•Since the fables were told, they often changed
some from person to person.
There are no records to
prove that Aesop ever
wrote anything down.
Fortunately, after his
death, people did write
down every fable they
Over the centuries, Aesop's fables have been
rewritten and illustrated and translated into
nearly every language in the world.
Today, we still enjoy these
wonderful stories created
over 2,500 years ago!
Each is a very short story,
and each has a moral.
Like this one …
•You do not name the characters
in your fable; they are just
known by what they are.
•You must capitalize what they
are because this is considered
•Your fable must be:
•two pages long,
• must be decorated,
•and must have a moral
that is at the bottom,
With quotation marks around it,
and in italics.
****Remember your animals must