New Worksheet Set for grades 3 and 4 . . .

Aesop's Fables: The Modern Aesop

This new worksheet set contains the same reading and writing exercises that are in the Aesop's Fables: The Modern Aesop workbook, in the Split-TRACTM Text Reconstruction format developed by Dr. Arthur Whimbey, the lead author for the series.  The content and illustrations are the same as in the software and the workbook, with the illustrations in high-resolution monochrome for good quality reproduction on standard office copiers. The software content is designed for use at the 3rd and 4th grade levels.

Purchase of the worksheet set includes a license to make unlimited copies of the worksheets for use with students enrolled in and attending a designated school.

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 is expertly written by Dr. Arthur Whimbey and Dr. Myra Linden, the well-known education researchers and authors of textbooks for developing reading and writing skills. Each story includes attractive illustrations by L. G. Sims. 

The worksheet set joins the New Intelligence software reading series Aesop's Fables: The Modern Aesop for use at the same grade levels, giving a school similar content and exercises in both software-based and print-based instructional materials; the availability of similar content in both software and print-based formats allows a school flexibility in providing reading-improvement text reconstruction exercises to students with or without access to computers. 

The ten fables in the worksheet set are the same as in the
Aesop's Fables: The Modern Aesop workbook, and 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 SticksThe Goose that Laid the Golden Egg; and The Cat, the Mice, and Their Plan.

Relative difficulty levels range from "less difficult" to "moderate" to "more difficult".  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 worksheet set contains 59 pages of exercises in easy-to-read type, with four to five of L. G. Sims' illustrations for each story.