Anansi Goes To Lunch - First Grade

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Greed is the theme of this collection of multidisciplinary activities. As a class, read The West African folktale, Anansi Goes to Lunch by Bobby Norfolk, and take part in a grand discussion about it's plot and theme. Reinforce the theme creatively through illustrated proverbs, and craft projects. Then, use addition to count food, compose a spider shape poem, and practice reading skills including consonant blends, initial consonants, rhyming words, and rearrange words into alphabetical order. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Divide class into small groups, and rotate to different centers using each lesson activity 
  • Create a class spider web to hang in your classroom, and attach stellar work from this lesson 
  • Role play a greedy situation where pupils act out how one or few people can be greedy, and how others react to it
Classroom Considerations
  • Classroom and craft supplies are required 
  • Prior to this lesson, make copies of each activity worksheet
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  • Differentiated instruction is available to support all learners, and their level of proficiency 
  • Optional book titles are listed to provide extended learning opportunities  
  • Extension activities are provided with detailed instructions
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