One hot morning a Tiger was sleeping under the tree. A little Mouse climbed up the Tiger and began to run up and down on him. Soon the Tiger woke up. He jumped up, caught the little Mouse, opened his mouth and wanted to eat it.
“I am sorry, Tiger. Let’s play together, please,” cried the little Mouse.
“No, I won’t. I am very hungry”, said the Tiger.
“Don’t eat me! Let’s make friends! May be I will help you some day”, said the little Mouse.
“You will help me! Ha, ha, ha!” laughed the Tiger.
“Yes, I will, with pleasure,” cried the little Mouse.
The Tiger thought a little bit. “Hem…, O.K., run away!” said the Tiger.
Soon the hunters caught the Tiger.
“Oh, the Tiger will be a good present for the King,” cried the hunters. ”But he is very big and heavy. Let’s bring the wagonfor the Tiger and carry him to the King.”
The hunters tied the Tiger to the tree and ran to the village.
At that time the little Mouse was walking by and saw the Tiger. She climbed up the Tiger gnawedaway the ropes. The Tiger was happy and ran away.
Soon the Tiger and the little Mouse met again.
“Oh, Mouse, thank you for your help! Let’s make friends.” the Tiger said.
The moral of the fable: ’Little friends may prove great friends’
2. Tell the students to listen to your telling the story a second time miming with you. The students mime from their place. The little mouse is mimed by each student putting his/her hands together and nodding the head. The lion is mimed by the students raising their hands in the threatening position. The hunters are mimed by each student clenching his/ her fist.
Ask them to listen and mime a third time, but now you only tell the story and do not mime.
4. The fourth time read the fable and the students follow the text.
Post listening activities
1. Display the pictures from the fable on the board. Ask the students to put them into correct sequence. The students put the pictures in the sequence and compare the sequence they thought the story would be before listening.
2. Give the group of students the strips with sentences related the set of pictures from the fable.
Group students should put the strips in right order.
Ask students read sentences turn by turn. Others check up if they right.
3. Display all the pictures and sentence strips as captions to the pictures on the board.
Ask students to close their eyes and remove one picture and the sentence strip.
Then ask the students to open their eyes and tell you which picture is missing and which
part of the story it represents.
Remove another picture. The students open their eyes and tell you which one is missing.
Gradually remove all pictures and see if the children can retell the story from memory.
Compare the character of your friend, Tiger and Mouse
Display the poster with words: good, polite, helpful, kind, rude, clever, bad, friendly, nice, lazy, active, stupid, pretty, neat, weak, strong, quick, brave, sly, cruel and greedy on the board.
Ask students to select and write the words from the list which characterize the Tiger and the Mouse at the beginning, middle and end of the fable.
Ask students what the moral of the fable ‘The Tiger and mouse is”