A Chat with a Grasshopper – Unit – 5 (Prose)

Preparatory Activity :

Repeat after the teacher:

The Grasshopper and the Elephant

Way down south
Where bananas grow,
A grasshopper stepped
On an elephant’s toe.
The elephant said
With tears in his eyes,
“Pick on somebody
Your own size.”

2. Can you draw a picture of a grasshopper? What do you know about grasshoppers?

Let’s read and enjoy the lesson :

One day students of class VI visited a park with their class teacher. All of them enjoyed and played well in the park. While they were playing and enjoying, Roshan, Teena, Rani and Ani saw a green insect flying around and sitting on the stem of a tree. They were surprised to see it. They slowly went near the insect.

Raju : Wow! What a beautiful insect!
Ramya : May I know your name, please?
Hoppi : I’m a summertime singer. I have several legs and eyes. I am a farmer’s friend. Can you guess who I am?
Raju : You’re ಮಿಡತೆ
Hoppi : Yes, I’m a grasshopper.
Rani : Where do you live? Where can we find you?
Hoppi : I live in different places. You can find me everywhere! You’ll find 11,000 to 18,000 varieties of grasshoppers in this world.
Raju : OK my dear, tell me how you fly.
Hoppi : I have two sets of wings for flying. Do you have wings, children?
Ani : No, we don’t have wings; we want to fly like you.
Hoppi : OK, I’ll teach you how to fly.

All the friends are happy and dream of flying with the grasshopper.
Ramya : We have two legs to walk, jump and run around. How many legs do you have?
Hoppi : Ahhh…… I have three pairs of strong legs. I can jump and walk like you.
Rani : Hoppi, how do you escape from enemies?
Hoppi : Oh, they can’t catch me so easily. I have five eyes and a pair of antennae. The antennae helps me to sense danger and I’ll swiftly escape.
Ramya : Now you’re not trying to escape from us, are you?
Hoppi : I’m your friend, right? I trust you. I’m not scared. (The children and Hoppi start playing)
Raju : (observing the body)……Hoppi, we have two ears. Do you also have ears?

Hoppi : I don’t have ears like you, but the antenna helps me to pick up vibrations from the air and the ground.
Ramya : Hoppi, I’m very hungry. Rani, Raju, Ani and I are going out for lunch. Would you like to join us for lunch?
Hoppi : No, I won’t eat idlies, dosa, rice or chapathi like you. I eat plants, wheat, oat, corn and barley.
Rani : It’s getting late. Mam will scold us. We need to go. Nice to meet you Hoppi. Bye.
Hoppi : Nice to meet you too. Bye, take care. See you soon!

Here are some more facts about grasshoppers. Please read them.

The Body
Grasshoppers have an exoskeleton which means the skeleton is on the outside of their body. The grasshopper also has three pairs of very strong legs. They can walk and jump twenty times the length of their body.

Grasshopper Anatomy

Music maker
If you hear a chirp chirp on a summer’s night, it could be a male grasshopper trying to attract a mate, or warn off other males. They do this by rubbing their back leg against their forewing. Other grasshoppers like the Band-winged Grasshopper will snap hindwings. This makes a weird crackling sound.

Grasshopper Singing | Insects | Micro Monster | Relaxing Nature Sounds

Friend or Foe?
• Grasshoppers are actually helpful to farmers.
• The Turnbull is a type of grasshopper that will dine on the weeds that kill crops. Two-striped grasshopper will eat plants that are toxic to cattle.

Fascinating Grasshopper Facts :
• The smallest grasshopper is the pygmy grasshopper. It’s only 20-millimetre long.
• The largest grasshopper is called the giant grasshopper. The female grasshopper is 60-90 millimetres long and the male is 45-55 millimetres long.

The smallest grasshopper is the pygmy grasshopper
The giant grasshopper

Glossary :

foe : an enemy, ವೈರಿ, ಶತ್ರು
toxic : poisonous, ವಿಷಕಾರಿ, ವಿಷದ, ನಂಜಿನ
mate : friend, ಗೆಳೆಯ, ಸಂಗಾತಿ, ಒಡನಾಡಿ, ಸಹದ್ಯೋಗಿ
snap : move, ಚಲಿಸು, ಚಟ್ಟನೆ, ಕ್ಷಿಪ್ರ
hind : at the back, ಹಿಂದುಗಡೆಯ, ಹಿಂಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿರುವ
weird : strange, ವಿಚಿತ್ರ, ವಿಲಕ್ಷಣ
dine : eat, ಊಟಕ್ಕೆ, ಭೋಜನ
weed : a wild plant, ಕಳೆ
striped : marked with long narrow lines, ಪಟ್ಟೆ

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A chat with a grasshopper | Unit 5 | 6th standard English


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A chat with a grasshopper | Question and Answers | Q and A

Language work (Grammar)

Frame wh -questions

Making WH questions in English (In KANNADA)

WH questions, who, what, when, which, where, how, why