The Tortoise And The Hare
What a reader is asked to know
- About life
- What is a tortoise? A tortoise is a slow creature.
- What is a hare? A hare is a speedy animal.
- What is a race? A race is a competition that tests who is faster between at least two people.
- About language
- The reader is expected to know how to read in English and the implications of each word. This would include the adjectives used to describe the situations the characters were in.
- “Tortoise” and “Hare” are capitalized to tell the reader that the two are important characters.
- About literature
- The reader is asked to know that this story is a fable, a story that teaches a life lesson.
What a reader is asked to do
- The reader is asked to interpret the characters and understand their respective qualities. The Tortoise is surrounded with text that implies that it is slow and the Hare is described as fast.
- The reader is asked to understand that the Hare’s actions emit arrogance or overconfidence.
- The reader is asked to recognize the moral and lesson of the story.
- The implied reader is a young child or person who is deemed arrogant.
- The vernacular and writing style implies that the reader has to understand elementary level English.