The Lion and the Mouse

Encourage good deeds and enhance vocabulary with a video featuring Aesop's fable, The Lion and the Mouse, in which a lion and a mouse offer kindness to one another.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Keep an eye for good deeds, reward class members as you see fit 
  • Enable closed captioning for learners to follow along with the narrator 
  • Review vocabulary terms after the video, discuss their meanings, and replay story lines for context 
Classroom Considerations

  • The video is the fourth resource in a series of five compiled of fables and beginner reading stories 
  • Play in full screen to avoid seeing user comments and suggested videos   
Pros

  • Vocabulary terms appear on screen in bold font when they are read by the narrator 
  • Captivating graphics hold leaners' attention 
  • Displays the story's moral at the end of the video 
Cons

  • None