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The Ant and the Grasshoppers

Book meta-data
  • Reading Box: Green (Levels 12-14)
  • Year: One
  • Fiction/Nonfiction: Fiction
  • Theme/Topic: Animals birds and insects, Character education, Food, History, Science and technology
  • Genre: Play
  • Strategy/Skills: Making connections, Determining main ideas, Summarising
  • Page Count: 8
  • Reading Level: 12
  • Item Code: 200040
  • High Frequency Words: after, her, here, off, some, us, were, with
  • Curriculum Codes: ACELA1450, ACELA1453, ACELA1454, ACELT1584, ACELY1658, ACELY1659, ACELY1660, ACELA1463, ACELA1466, ACELA1469, ACELA1470, ACELY1669, ACELY1670
Reader Description

Ant is a hard worker. She tries to save plenty of food for winter. The grasshoppers just want to have fun. What will happen when winter comes?

After you have completed the Reader

This story is told as a play. There are no speech marks. Choose one page of the play. Write this part of the play using speech marks. For example, "Ant! Ant!" said Grasshopper Two. "Come and dance with us!"

Support Materials

Blackline Master


Lesson Plan


Printable Reader


Printable Reader (Wordless)


Reading Record


Sequence Strip