Fables are an excellent genre of writing that has served a purpose in literacy and society for thousands of years.
Fables were originally created as short stories intended to teach children a message or moral through great story telling. Almost everyone is aware of the story of "The boy who cried wolf" and any child can make the connection from the story that consistent lying will cause you grave harm.
Aesop is the undisputed master of the Fable and he created hundreds of them using animals as key characters to portray certain human traits.
The reason a fox is referred to as cunning or the lamb as a perpetual innocent victim comes from Aesop's fables.
This tool assists students to create engaging fables based upon the model we have been using for generations. It is best printed in a larger format so as your students can visually represent their ideas alongside written ones and is completely free and available here.
The fable planning tool is part of a massive 90 page unit of work around fables. It has been incredibly popular (read the reviews.) and is available as a premium product here.