English Composition Course 
Lesson I & 2: Key Words and Definitions
Using the methods presented by the Institute for Excellence in Writing, we will begin practicing writing by composing paragraphs. 
Just as a painter learns to paint by copying the master painters, or a musician learns to play by practicing her scales, we are going to practice writing paragraphs by telling stories that have been told for centuries. 
We will be reading and re-telling Aesop’s Fables. 
What is a Fable? 
A fable is a short story, usually with animals as characters, that conveys (communicates) a moral.
What is a Moral? 
A moral is designed to teach behavior such as what is considered right and wrong behavior. 
Who was Aesop? 
Aesop was a Greek slave who lived from 620-560 BCE and is known as the author of more than 600 stories. To learn more: https://study.com/academy/lesson/who-is-aesop-biography-fables-morals.html
0. Watch the videos attached here (below)
1. Study the lesson 
2. Go to Aesop’s Fables online  http://read.gov/aesop/001.html
3. Choose a Fable and read it
4. Clarify the meanings of any words you do not know 
    by looking them up in the dictionary. Make a sentences 
    using the new word, so you can remember that word in the future 
4. Write down the Key Words in the story called a “Key Word Outline”
5. Using your Key Word Outline, require the story in your own words. 
6. Be sure to check for correct punctuation! 
For detailed directions on this lesson, watch this video slideshow. Note: There is no sound on this video slideshow. Each slide is show for ten (10) seconds. You or your teacher will pause the video to read any page and restart it when ready. 
Lesson 1
Lesson 2