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For children: comprehension of the fable
questions about the fables for children

Didactics and creative games with the fables:
THE HAWK AND THE NIGHTINGALE, THE DONKEY IN THE LION'S SKIN AND THE FOX

How many animal-characters are there in each fable?
Why, in your opinion, there are so few of them?
In the fables you have read (mark with a x the right answer):

  • Will the hawk eat the nightingale? (yes) (no)
  • The actions take place during a long period (yes) (no)
  • The actions take place during a short period (yes) (no)
  • The author tells a short story in order to teach something (yes) (no)
  • The author tells a short story in order to entertain (yes) (no)
  • The author described the animals scientifically (yes) (no)
  • The nightingale tells the hawk he'd better not eat him .Why?
  • Why is the fox not frightened by seeing the donkey?
  • The moral is a teaching. Where, in these two fables, do you find it, at the beginning or at the end? Underline the part of the text expressing the moral and try to explain, with your own words, what each fable wants to teach.
  • The moral often matches a proverb. Which proverb do you find could better characterize each fable?
  • “The Hawk and the Nightingale” We reap as we sow
  • A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

“The Donkey in the Lion's skin and the Fox” The cowl does not make the monk
Make hay while the sun shines

 
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