Thursday, January 27, 2011

Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott

The same children and I read Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti, adapted and illustrated by Gerald McDermot next. The children were interested in the story and wanted me to repeat all of the spiders names from the story by referring to the different shapes on the spiders body. While reading the story the children verbalized the danger that Anansi was experiencing. We predicted how his sons might be able to help him out of trouble. The older children were more able to understand the story and that the story implied how the moon got up in the sky. The younger children still enjoyed listening to the story and looking at the pictures. In the future I would use this book in lessons about shapes, spiders, or mythology and tales from other cultures.

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