Ten stories are included in Aesop's Fables: The Modern Aesop. These are expertly written by Dr. Arthur Whimbey and Dr. Myra Linden, the well-known educational researchers and authors of textbooks for developing reading and writing skills.
Adapted from the traditional Aesop's Fables, these modern versions present simple, compelling stories emphasizing moral values in the TRAC Structures for Learning format, designed to use proven text reconstruction methods to build reading and writing skills. Each story includes attractive illustrations by L. G. Sims.
The material is in the Split TRACTM format and is designed for grades 3 and 4. Relative difficulty levels range from "less difficult" to "moderate" to "more difficult". The
accompanying documentation includes the difficulty level for each story, and the number of paragraphs in each story. The stories are grouped by difficulty level -- less difficult, moderate, and more difficult. Within each of these categories, the stories are also ordered by increasing difficulty level.
The ten fables include The Tortoise and the Hare; The City Mouse and the Country Mouse; The Lion and the Mouse; The Cats, the Monkey, and the Cheese; The Boy Who Cried Wolf; The Fox and the Crow; The Fox and the Grapes; The Lesson of the Sticks; The Goose
that Laid the Golden Egg; and The Cat,
the Mice, and Their Plan.
Aesop's Fables: The Modern Aesop includes the TRAC Structures for LearningTM software system from New Intelligence Inc., a unique Interactive Textbook developed for Windows-compatible computers running Windows 3.1, 95, 98,
ME, NT, or 2000, XP, or Vista.