Mr. Fox and Mr. Squirrel

Posted July 2, 2012 & filed under Fiction, Lesson Plan, mentor text, Notebook.

(based on Aesop’s Fables)

Mr. Fox was very rich. He lived in a mansion and always wore clean tailcoats. One day Mr. Squirrel knocked on Mr. Fox’s door.  When Mr. Fox answered, Mr. Squirrel said, “My, what a fine coat you have on, Mr. Fox.”

“Why, thank you. Would you like to borrow it?” asked Mr. Fox.

“Why, what a generous offer!” said the squirrel. “Are you sure?”

“Oh, most definitely.”

“Then, I accept,” said Mr. Squirrel, and off he went with the beautiful coat.

So, on it went every day.  Mr. Squirrel went to Mr. Fox’s and complimented him on something, and Mr. Fox would let him borrow it.

Then one day, Mr. Fox had nothing left. He went and asked Mr. Squirrel to return his things.

The squirrel refused, and Mr. Fox learned a valuable lesson: beware of flatterers.

By Emma, 5th grade