Exercise Corner | The Grumpus Rumpus


Grammar Good

In this exercise, recall students’ knowledge about tenses in general, and walk them through the types of present tense given in the book. Since this is a fairly new concept, give them lots of real-world examples to help them understand. You can even check their understanding of types of past tense, which was discussed in the previous chapter.

As an additional step, you can suggest that they watch the supplementary videos given in the mobile app to understand the types of present tense better.

1. Underline the sentences that use simple present tense among the below-mentioned sentences:

2. Fill in the blanks with either the simple present tense form or the present continuous tense form from the given options:

GK Challenge

1. Read the statements given below and circle whether it’s a fact or an opinion:

2. Write one opinion and one fact about each of the topics given below:

In this exercise, we need to test children’s understanding of the difference between fact and opinion. This understanding is vital for children in the later part of their lives when they read articles published on newspapers or other content on the media/internet. Being able to differentiate between facts and opinions gives them a good perspective on what the content they read intends to say.

Few example answers for this exercise have been given below:

In students’ responses, check if they have understood the difference between the two, and if they have structured and punctuated the sentence correctly.

Reading Comprehension

1. Whom did Grumpus want to be friends with?

Grumpus wanted to be friends with the baby birds that lived in the huge tree.

2. What did Grumpus take with him while visiting the nearby nest?

Grumpus took a worm in his beak while visiting the nearby nest.

3. Who welcomed Grumpus when he visited the nearby nest?

The mother bird welcomed Grumpus when he visited the nearby nest.

4. Choose the meaning of the word ‘unlike’ from the below options:

b) Different from

5. What did Grumpus do when Tweety cried out in hunger?

Grumpus flew to Tweety and gave her the worm when Tweety cried out of hunger.


Identify the reptiles using the given clues, and then circle the names in the word search grid:

A. It has 60 to 110 teeth, and when it closes its mouth, all its teeth are still visible. It can also bite the strongest among all the animals in the world.


B. It is a land animal, which has a long lifespan. It eats plants and can smell with its throat.


C. It is the longest, most poisonous snake in the world.

King Cobra

D. It is a marine reptile that has special shells on its body for protection.


E. It can regrow its tail and limbs, even when they are cut off.


F. It can change colour according to its surroundings.


G. It swallows food as a whole as it cannot chew. It smells using its tongue.


Think & Write

Write a story that you have heard from your family members while growing up.

Children hear all kind of stories from their family while growing up. They might be inspiring, historical, or even entertaining. Ask children to write a story that is their most favourite. In addition to checking their responses for good language (sentence structure, punctuation, spelling, grammar, etc.), if possible, you can also ask students to read out the story for the entire class.

Activity Corner

Creative Zoologist

Children in general find animals very fascinating. In this activity, we aim to bring to bring out the science enthusiast in students by asking them to create their very own animal! Give them the creative freedom to add unique characteristics to their animal. Overall, you can let their imagination run wild!

In their responses, check if children have used different mediums to represent their factsheet. While children can be creative, check if the necessities they’ve mentioned, and the habitats are practical to the animal’s features. For example, an animal with a fur coat, cannot live in a desert. Point out any such flaws to the children. You can also bring attention to any existing animals that their creature is similar to, and converse about its features, habitats, etc.