Habari Gani, “What’s the News?”
Kwanzaa is a beautiful and cultural celebration that happens in our country every December. This non-religious holiday is a seven day festival where African Americans celebrate the end of the year harvests that have existed for thousands of years in Africa.
Kwanzaa is a perfect time for your studens to explore cultures, traditions, languages and holidays in December. This resource is designed to support literacy skills and would be ideal for students in 1st- 3rd grades. The packet has opportunities to differentiate the activities to meet your students’ needs.
Highlights of this resource packet:
KWL chart, anchor chart on Africa, vocabulary cards and opportunities to practice vocabulary words, introduction to the seven principles and seven symbols of Kwanzaa, Venn diagrams to compare/contrast winter holidays and narrative/expository writing including graphic organizers.
Last, I have also included activities to support the book “Seven Spools of Thread” by Angela Shelf Medearis. Activities include: Vocabulary work, Sequencing, Grammar, and Narrative/Expository Writing