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.