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Writing Your Own Fable

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Megan McCormack

on 30 January 2014

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Transcript of Writing Your Own Fable

Writing Your Own Fable
First Things First
First, you will need to decide:

What is the moral of my fable?

Once you have decided the moral, you will be able to create a story where the character learns this lesson.
Characters
Next, think, of the characters that will be in your fable.

Remember, fables use animals and personification to teach the readers a lesson. It's "The Tortoise and the Hare", not "Usain Bolt and my 97-Year-Old Grandpa".

Don't have too many characters and make the story convoluted. Remember that the fables we have read have had one to two characters. Too many characters will only complicate the story.

Determine the character traits that your characters will possess. Remember that the character has to learn the moral. Let that shape the character's personality.
Plot
Now that you have the moral and the characters, work on the plot of the story. For example, in "The Tortoise and the Hare" the moral was: slow and steady wins the race. The characters were a speedy, boastful hare and a determine, slow tortoise. The plot follows the moral and the characters.
Writing the Fable
Once you have the moral, the characters, and the plot, you can begin writing your fable! Be sure to include dialogue and plenty of description. Everything must reflect the lesson that is to be written.

Before writing, map out on a separate piece of paper the following:
1. Moral
2. Characters and description
3. Short plot description
The Fable
This fable will be included and graded with your writing journal for this nine weeks. Make sure that when you are writing it that you write NEATLY and you follow CUPS for conventions. Use your Grammar Guide if you need it! The fable will also be graded on content, so make the moral meaningful and make sure that the fable and the lesson are appropriate.
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