Reading and Writing Improvement
Software for grades 3 and 4

Aesop's Fables: The Modern Aesop

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 CheeseThe Boy Who Cried WolfThe Fox and the CrowThe Fox and the GrapesThe Lesson of the SticksThe 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.

Emphasizing simple point-and-click operations by students using the program, the TRAC SL system software also includes powerful, easy-to-use central student management, performance analysis, and reporting functions.  Includes separate student incentive system.

Computer System Requirements
Windows-based PC running Windows 95, 98,
     ME, NT, 2000, XP or Vista
Memory:  128 k minimum; 512 k
VGA or SVGA color monitor
CD-ROM drive
Mouse or pointing device
Requires approx. 8 mb hard drive space