狮子与老鼠《The Lion and the Mouse》是一则寓所寓言故事，讲述的是老鼠报恩的故事，儿童对故事有着天生的热爱，朗读故事可以从中得到阅读的乐趣。为此，我引导学生通过模仿lion和 mouse的语言，让学生进入角色当中去朗读和扮演，让他们从模仿中体验朗读的乐趣，在朗读练习中培养朗读的能力和语感。
Once when a Lion was asleep a little Mouse began running up and down upon him; this soon wakened the Lion, who placed his huge paw upon him, and opened his big jaws to swallow him. “Pardon, O King,” cried the little Mouse: “forgive me this time, I shall never forget it: who knows but what I may be able to do you a turn some of these days?” The Lion was so tickled at the idea of the Mouse being able to help him, that he lifted up his paw and let him go.
Some time after the Lion was caught in a trap, and the hunters who desired to carry him alive to the King, tied him to a tree while they went in search of a waggon to carry him on.
Just then the little Mouse happened to pass by, and seeing the sad plight in which the Lion was, went up to him and soon gnawed away the ropes that bound the King of the Beasts.“Was I not right?” said the little Mouse.Little friends may prove great friends.
老鼠听到了他 的哀嚎,走过去咬断绳索,放走了狮子,并说:“你当时嘲笑我,不相信能得到我的报答, 现在可清楚了,老鼠也能报恩。” 这故事说明,时运交替变更,强者也会有需要弱者的时候。