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This bundle targets RL3.2, RL3.3, RL3.6 & RL3.9. It includes activities & specific questions to help students analyze characters, determine the central message, and distinguish their point of view from that of the characters' for both stories: Anansi Goes Fishing
and Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock
. Plus, this bundle includes a graphic organizer (with answer key) for the purpose of comparing and contrasting characters, settings, plots, and central messages. As an added bonus, your students will enjoy writing their own Anansi trickster tales using the story planning graphic organizer and spider paper to publish their final pieces.
Note: Anansi stories are not included, as it would be a copyright infringement.
The activities in this resource were designed to engage students in:
• summarizing the story
• analyzing characters and their motives
• determining the message of the folktale
• identifying cause and effect
• identifying the points of view of the characters and the reader’s own POV
• critically think about the story through reading responses
• compare and contrast characters, settings, plots, and central messages
Included are the following for EACH story:
✔ Teacher’s notes for digging deeper into the text
✔ SWBST chart
✔ Recounting the story: first, then, next, finally
✔ Analyzing characters’ traits & feelings graphic organizers
✔ Determining the central message
✔ Cause & Effect graphic organizers
✔ Analyzing characters’ & reader’s point of view
✔ 6 reading response prompts: These questions
prompt students to make inferences,
evaluate, synthesize, and make connections
✔ Answer keys to guide instruction
PLUS- In BONUS file download:
✔ A graphic organizer for comparing & contrasting both stories
✔ A graphic organizer for planning an Anansi trickster tale
✔ Spider writing paper for final drafts
See more resources for common core reading standards. Please click on the links below and check out the following toolkits that can be used with any story...
RL3.2, 4.2 & 5.2~ Finding the Theme & Message in Literature
RL3.6, 4.6 & 5.6~ Distinguishing Point of View & Perspective
RL2.3~ Describing Character Response to Events & Challenges
RL3.3~ Describing Character Traits, Feelings & Motives
RL4.3~ Describing Characters, Settings, & Events in Literature
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