Story Essay

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First Quarter
Week 1

The Crow and the Pitcher
Adapted from Aesop by
Dinah C. Bonao

On a hot summer day, a thirsty crow looked for water to drink.
“It’s hot! I am thirsty!” said the crow. “I need to find water.”
(Have the pupils predict: What do you think will the crow do?)
The crow flew from one place to another looking for water to drink. He finally found a pitcher near a well. But there was only little water in the pitcher.
He tried to drink from the pitcher but no matter how much he tried, he could not reach the water.
“My beak is too big. The pitcher’s neck is very narrow. How will I get the water?” he thought.
(Have the pupils predict: What do you think will the crow do so he could reach the water in the pitcher?)
Then an
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They could not look for tasty food to eat.
(Stop here and ask):
· Who was the enemy of the three mice?
· What kind of cat was Pat?
· Why was Pat the Cat their enemy?
· What was the mice’s problem?
· What do you think the three mice will do to solve the problem?

Listen to the next part of the story to find out.

So First Mouse called for a meeting to solve the problem. “We need to fool Pat the Cat,” said First Mouse.
“Yes, or we will be so hungry, we will die,” agreed Second Mouse. “What should we do to fool Pat?”
The mice were silent for a while, thinking. Suddenly, Third Mouse shouted, “Oh, I know how!”
“How?” asked First Mouse and Second Mouse.
(Stop here and ask):
· Who called for a meeting? (First Mouse)
· What did they agree to do? (to fool Pat the Cat)
· Who had a plan?
· Can you guess what his plan might be?

Listen to the next part of the story to find out.

“We can put a bell on Pat’s collar. When Pat walks, the bell will ring. We will know where she is,” answered Third Mouse. “Then, we know when to hide and when to go out.”
(Stop here and ask):
· What was the plan of Third Mouse?
· Do you think it is a good plan? Why or why not?
· Who do you think would put the bell on Pat’s collar?

Listen to the next part of the story to find out.
“But who will bell the cat?” asked Second Mouse.
“Not I!” said First Mouse.
“If not you, then who?” asked Third Mouse, looking at Second Mouse.
“Uh-uh, not I!” said Second Mouse.
“If not you, then who?”

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