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The Rabbit and The Turtle
Year 2 level


In this lesson, students read about the story ''The Rabbit and The Turtle''. The lesson starts with showing the pictures of a rabbit and a turtle and talking about the characteristics of these animals as ice-breaker. Then the students watch a short cartoon about the story. After that they put the mixed paragraphs of the story in an order. The students read the story after the teacher and then do the reading comprehension activities.


Abc Handout-Matching Activity
Abc Handout-Tick the right sentence activity
Abc Handout-''The Rabbit and The Turtle'' story
Abc carrot-turtle item

Main Aims

  • To provide comprehension and vocabulary through the text given.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide reading practice using a text about The Rabbit and The Turtle in the context of race between the two.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show students the picture of a rabbit and turtle. Ask them what they know about these animals.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Students watch a short cartoon about the rabbit and turtle. Then the teacher divides the class into 3 according to achieving levels. Each group expresses: 1. low achievers:how the rabbit feels before the race using only adjectives. 2. medium achievers: how the rabbit feels after the race in three sentences. 3. high achievers: how the turtle feels before and after the race.

While-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

The teacher reads the text and then asks a few students to read aloud. The teacher focuses on two vocabulary items: ''run as fast as lightning'' and ''lagging behind''. Asks the students to guess the meaning of these two phrases.

Post-Reading (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

The students put the given mixed paragraphs in order. Then, the teacher gives a worksheet where they will tick the right sentence which best describe the rabbit and the turtle in pairs. After this activity, they match each sentence with its function on the worksheet given.

Post-Reading #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

They read the last paragraph again and take out the moral of the story as well as one newly learnt definition for each of the animals. Then the low achiever students define how turtle feels after the race while medium achiever students act out the dialogue which the rabbit apologizes the turtle. and high achievers write the last paragraph where the rabbit apologizes.

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