The Ant and the Grasshopper

The story ‘The Ant and the Grasshopper’ was introduced using the ‘Think-Pair-Share’ Collaborative Learning strategy. This strategy requires students to (1) think individually about a topic and (2) share ideas with a partner. Discussing different aspects with a partner maximizes student engagement, focuses their attention and improves comprehension. The students, in pairs, discussed the main characters of the story, the plot and setting and filled a graphic organiser to document their understanding.

THINK
Thinking about the story plot, setting and main characters.

PAIR

Discussing characters, thoughts and ideas.

SHARE
Talking about their favourite characters and the storyline.