“The Belly and the Members” is one of the many fables of Aesop (pronounced as “ee-sawp”). In this fable, some parts of the body go on strike after realizing that the belly was the only one getting the food. I wrote a Filipino fable based on Aesop’s tale, with each body part giving an argument for their being the most important of all.
This fable may be used as an introduction to a lesson on the parts of the body. It may be read aloud to younger students. It may also be used as reading practice for Grade 4 students (or older) who can read Filipino fairly well.
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