Goal Setting

A Lion had been watching three  bullocks feeding in an open field. He had tried to attack them several times, but they had kept together, and helped each other to drive him off. The Lion had little hope of eating them, for he was no match for three strong Bullocks with their sharp horns and hoofs. But he could not keep away from that field, for it is hard to resist watching a good meal, even when there is little chance of getting it.

Then one day the Bullocks had a quarrel and when the hungry Lion came to look at them and lick his chops as he was accustomed to do, he found them in separate corners of the field, as far away from one another as they could get.

It was now an easy matter for the Lion to attack them one at a time, and this he proceeded to do with the greatest satisfaction and relish.

The Lion and the Bulls Activities  - printable materials including crafts, online jigsaw puzzles

Lions Quiz -- National Geographic          Lion and the Cows - 1:06 min           Lion and Three Bulls - Aesop's Fables  44 sec.

Step 1: Question Focus: “Goal Setting”

Step 3: Improve the Questions.

  1. Identify open and closed-ended questions.
  2. Change questions: select one question to change from open to closed-ended and one closed question to open-ended.

Example:  Closed to open

Closed: What was the lion’s goal?

Open:  Explain any goals evident in the story?

Step 3: Improve the Questions.

  1. Identify open and closed-ended questions.
  2. Change questions: select one question to change from open to closed-ended and one closed question to open-ended.

Example:  Closed to open

Closed: What was the lion’s goal?

Open:  Explain any goals evident in the story?

Enriched Vocabulary Links (For Worksheet)

bullock                quarrel               accustomed

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