Fable: Fable A short tale used to teach a moral lesson, often with animals as characters.
Purpose: Purpose To teach humans a lesson about recognizing and overcoming their flaws or defects.
Characteristics The story is very short. The main characters
are usually animals that have human characteristics. One animal or character usually has a defect or shortcoming which leads to the moral.
Characteristics: Characteristics There is normally conflict between the characters. The moral of the story comes at the end and is one sentence.
Resource:: Resource: http://www2.scholastic.com/content/collateral_resources/pdf/r/reading_bestpractices_comprehension_genrechart.pdf