Le corbeau et le renard

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Le corbeau et le renard

Contributor: Steven Fawkes

Language of text: French
Type of text: Poem
Author or source: La Fontaine
Intended age of students: Key Stage 2/3
Source reference: http://www.pass-education.fr/poesie-scolaire-sur-le-theme-les-animaux-le-corbeau-et-le-renard-de-jean-de-la-fontaine/

and elsewhere

Animated version : http://www.comptinesanimees.com/
and
http://www.la-fontaine-ch-thierry.net/fables.htm

Audio text:
http://www.litteratureaudio.com/livre-audio-gratuit-mp3/la-fontaine-jean-de-fables-selection.html

Attached files:
Example of writing

File nameFile typeSize
Corbeau(1).pptComposite Document File V2 Document242 kBInfo
Corbeau.pptComposite Document File V2 Document242 kBInfo

Approaches:
Class watches the animation
Class listens to the fable, following the text, and identifies key words, using the context clues of the animation.
Explore the rhythms of the verse and the rhymes
Discuss the 'old-fashioned' language and structures comparing with Shakespearean English

Learners use the language of the Fable to write a plain text modern French version of the story.

Able learners create a new fable of their own. either in prose or in a verse form.

Rationale:
Coping with a complex authentic classic historical text
Observing literary forms

Outcomes:
Creative writing
Texts for display for others to read

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How much time required:
1 lesson + homework

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