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Fantastic Explanations: Fable Writing

Fantastic Explanations: Fable Writing


Why do dogs wag their tails? Why do rhinos have wrinkly skin? Fables tell us why things are the way they are, though not always truthfully. Students explore fable writing, coming up with their own reasons for why things are the way they are. They discover the morals hidden in Aesop’s fables, and learn to illustrate their own. They tell tall tales and paint the walls with impossible color. While writing fables and tall tales, students discover themselves and the fascinating world around them. 


Milestone: Organized, descriptive writing (beginning, middle, end); paragraph explaining a fable


  • Recommended for: Ages 6+ / Grades 2-3
  • Instructor: Miriam Bonney
  • Day and Time: Fridays, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM ET
  • Duration: 4 classes
  • Dates: April 12 - May 3, 2024


A senior at Southern Virginia University, Miriam Bonney is excited to finish a triple major in English, Design, and Business. While in high school, she started tutoring at the local college and has taught multiple subjects online to ages 6-14 for over six years. As a teacher and tutor, she encourages her students to discover how they learn and to utilize their existing capabilities to excel. Miriam has studied literature and writing for four years and loves reading. Her favorite books include A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain, My Ántonia by Willa Cather, and The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. Miriam's hobbies include obstacle course racing, running, in-line skating, telling funny stories, and reading. 


Teaching style: hands-on activities, individual projects, literature circles, group presentations, gamified learning plans


Student Reviews:


I enjoyed the classes where we got to discuss the book as a class and play Kahoot! I liked everything about Ms. Miriam. - Mathi, student


I LOVED Ms. Miriam. I love the class and cannot wait to do it again. -Ellie, student


I liked the books, teacher, and overall games and comprehension questions! I enjoyed presenting mini projects and final projects. They were very fun to complete! She’s really laid back, funny, and she is good and fun. - Avery, student

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