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The Ant and the Grasshopper

One summer's day, Grasshopper was dancing, singing happily and playing his violin with all his heart.
He saw Ant passing by, bearing along with great toil a wheatear to store for the winter.

“Come and sing with me instead of working so hard”, said Grasshopper “Let’s have fun together.”

“I must store food for the winter”, said Ant, “and I advise you to do the same.”

“Don’t worry about winter, it’s still very far away”, said Grasshopper, laughing at him. But Ant
wouldn’t listen and continued his toil. When the winter came, the starving Grasshopper went to
Ant’s house and humbly begged for something to eat.

“If you had listened to my advice in the summer you would not now be in need,” said Ant. “I’m afraid
you will have to go to bed without supper.” Then he closed the door.

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2. Circle all the proper nouns in the story.
3. Who are the characters in the story? ___________________________________
4. What can we learn from this story?
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5. What can you do so you don’t end up like Grasshopper?
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The Hare and the Tortoise

One day, Hare was mocking the short feet and slow pace of Tortoise. Tortoise replied: “As swift as
you may be, I will beat you in a race.”

Hare took this as a joke and agreed to the proposal, just for fun. On the day appointed for the race,
the two started together. Tortoise didn’t stop or even slow down once, but went on with a steady
pace straight to the end of the course. Hare, thinking he had time enough, took a nap under a tree.
At last, waking up and running as fast as he could, he tried to catch up with Tortoise, but it was too
late. Tortoise had already won the race!

1. List 3 verbs in this story: _________________


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2. Circle all the adjectives in the story.
3. Who are the characters in the story? ______________________________________
4. What can we learn from this story?
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5. How did the Tortoise win?
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