Help Anansi Weave Some African Tales Into My Classroom
My students need a variety of African folktales and follow-up activities as part of a multicultural reading unit in my classroom.
My students love to hear a good story! Many of them don't have any books at home or anyone who can read to them. They need to hear great stories at school. Anansi will definitely keep my students entertained as they read about his adventures as part of my multicultural literature unit on Africa.
My students are wonderful, energetic second graders!
My school is in a low income, high immigrant community. Most of my students are English learners whose parents are unable to read to them in English. I have several students with learning disabilities, and I also have several deaf and hard of hearing students who are mainstreamed into my all inclusive classroom.
I love introducing my students to African literature by using Anansi stories. This project has six different Anansi stories and two Anansi plays for reading aloud. These will allow my students to hear different stories and provide them with great enrichment activities. We'll be able to move from literature to performing arts as the students create a puppet theater to act out the Anansi stories. I'm also asking for two different teacher guides with other follow-up activities that my students can do after they read the stories. The CD of multicultural stories includes an Anansi story. It will allow my students to hear storytellers bring multicultural stories to life. I love integrating my multicultural stories unit into other areas throughout the day. The multicultural bean bag fun activity book will be used to teach bean bag games from around the world including games from Africa. The CD will allow my students to listen to and learn songs from around the world during their P.E. time.
My students love stories.
I know they will enjoy hearing about the funny and clever adventures of Anansi the spider. I try to make my language arts lessons exciting by bringing the multicultural stories to life so all students can be exposed to the curriculum. I want my students to be able to hear great stories and learn about other cultures. I want this project to help inspire my students' imagination and positively influence many of these students to stay in school.
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