Once a hare was roaming near a lake in a forest. Suddenly he saw a tortoise and mocked
at him saying - "Hurry up, you slow coach! Don't you find life very dull taking so long to
cover a few yards? I could have run to the other side of the lake by now."
The tortoise felt teased and dared the hare to a race. The race was to be through the wood
to a fixed goal.
The hare agreed laughingly. In a few minutes he was away and out of sight.
"What a funny race it is!" he said to himself , "I am already half -way through. But it is
too-too cold; why not have a nap in the warm sunshine?"
The tortoise walked steadily on and on. In a short time, he passed by the sleeping hare.
The hare slept far longer then he had intended. When he woke up at last, he looked
around in surprise and said to himself," Not even a sigh of the poor tortoise anywhere
so far; I had better trot along and finish the race."
The hare ran to the goal. He was amazed to see all the animals cheering the tortoise
who had arrived just a minute earlier. how ashamed he felt indeed!
MORAL : Slow and steady wins the race.
There are many activities that teacher can do using the story such as :
1. Make a role play in the class.
2. Making a mask of a hare and a tortoise.
3. Asking the comprehension questions
Example : a) What is the title of the story ?
b) Who win the race ?
c) What happened to the hare ?
d) What is the moral value from the story ?
4. Completing the sentences with words given.
5. Arrange words to form correct sentences.
Here is the video about the story....