Theme and central idea

by ashleylittlejohn
Last updated 8 years ago

Discipline:
Language Arts
Subject:
English Language Learners ELL, ESL EFL

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Theme and central idea

The Tortoise & The Hare

Theme and Central Idea...In the story the tortoise and the hare the lesson to be learned was that just because you are faster, smarter, bigger, etc does not always mean that you are better than someone else, because you just might realize that there is someone else who just might be capable of beating you. Ex. The hare thought he would win because he is faster than the tortoise, though in the end the tortoise won.

Your tThe Tortoise and the Hare Listen here!I run fasterThan anybody here.No one would race meFor my speed they fear.All the animals in the forestWere so tired of that hare.All he did was brag about himself,But race him none would dare.One day the tortoiseSaid, that’s enough!I will race you hareCause you think you are so tough!The hare laughed at the tortoise.Try if you dare.You can never keep upWith this speedy hare.My legs are meant for running.What are yours for?Crawling and creepingSlowly cross the floor.The tortoise shook his headAnd said he’d like to race.I am determinedTo put you in your place.I may be slow,But I work hard.Though it may take meAll day to cross the yard.I will get there.Don’t doubt me hare.Race you I willTo win would be a thrill. On the day of the big raceAll the animals were there.They cheered for the tortoiseAnd hoped he’d beat the hare.The hare laughed at the tortoise.Try if you dare.You can never keep upWith this speedy hare.My legs are meant for running.What are yours for?Crawling and creepingSlowly cross the floor.I will get there.Don’t doubt me hare.After the raceWe’ll see who’s in first place.The tortoise and the hareLined up at the start.The animals cried out, “Go!”And from there they did dart.Well, dart did the hare,But the tortoise just crawled.All the animals were hopeful,The hare might get stalled.The hare raced up aheadAnd laughed out loud.There’s no way he could beat meHe’s in my dust cloud.The tortoise crawled onSlow and steady was his pace.He was determinedThat he could win the race.The hare continued onAnd then realizedEven if I took a napI’d still win first prize!So the hare pulled to the sideAnd closed his eyes.Long before the tortoise passedHe knew he would rise.The tortoise crawled onSlow and steady was his pace.He was determinedThat he could win the race.As the day passed on byThe hare smiled and dreamedHe would win the race soonAnd king of speed be deemed.The tortoise crawled onSlow and steady was his pace.He was determinedThat he could win the race.There up aheadHe saw the end.The animals were waitingAnd cheering for their friend.The hare had never woken.The tortoise won first place.Because that hare was lazyHe did not win the race.The hare may be fasterThan anybody here,But the tortoise worked harderAnd did persevere. ext here.....

To listen to audioplease visit: http://www.storytimesongs.com/Lyrics/Tortoise.html

song lyrics

Website used: http://childhoodreading.com/?p=3

The hare is sleeping, because he thinks he will still catch up to the tortoise.

The hare using all his energy to beat the tortoise

The tortoise won the race.


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