The Lion and the Mouse

Have a roaring good time teaching narrative writing with Aesop's "The Lion and the Mouse.” The passage contains an audio recording that differentiates instruction for all readers with a written transcript of the story. Learners conclude the lesson by writing about a time they showed their value by helping out a family member or friend.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Pair the passage with an animated version and compare different versions of the same fable
  • Assess pupils' work by having them designate one of the two responses to grade
Classroom Considerations
  • Make a printed copy of the activity available for all individuals
  • Lists Flesch-Kincaid readability score as a 6.0
  • Story duration is 1:12
  • Online format is easy to navigate and clear
  • None