The Crab That Played with the Sea

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Crabs are simultaneously well protected and exceedingly vulnerable. But how did they get that way? Listen to Rudyard Kipling's "The Crab That Played with the Sea" to find out more about Pau Amma, Pusat Tasek, and the story of crabs' scissor-claws.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Email the link to learners so they can listen to the story on their own and come to class for further discussion
  • Prompt class members to write their own pourquoi story in the same format as the transcript; for extra credit, allow them to record an audio version and share it with the class
  • List the characters on the board for easy reference
Classroom Considerations

  • A comment section at the bottom of the page is open to the public
  • Audio duration is 26:52
  • Block format of the text may be difficult for struggling readers to follow, but accompanying the text with audio reading will should help

  • Narrator is engaging and easy to understand
  • A good application of basic reading skills to a genre more suited to older readers
  • Audio format comes in a streamable or downloadable format

  • None