Students Create Original Spanish Fables

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Juniors – who have been studying Spanish fables by Félix María de Samaniego and deciphering the morals of each fable – recently used their knowledge and mastery of the foreign language to write their own original fables. 

“The fables that the students created were incredible,” teacher Nadia Whiting said. “They were all very excited to create their fables, and I was astonished to see how creative they were.”

The students collaborated in groups and had the option of displaying their final fables in one of three ways – by writing and illustrating a book, creating a slideshow storyboard or producing a video. Some of the fables’ morals were about self-worth and friendship, as well as helping one another while still taking care of yourself.   

“I was proud to see how mature my students were,” Whiting said. “It was a fun project for me to read as well. I learned a lot about how the students think, and that helps me understand them better as a teacher.” 

Whiting said the fables were created at an entry level, as they will be shared with middle school students as a way of encouraging them to study Spanish in the higher levels.