Lesson Plan

Tears of Joy Theatre Presents Anansi the Spider

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Accompany the African folktale, Anansi the Spider, with a collection of five lessons, each equipped with supplemental activities. Lessons offer multidisciplinary reinforcement in English language arts, social studies, science, and arts and humanities. Activities include completing a story and character map, writing a trickster tale, and exploring the world's geography. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Gather additional readings from the list on page 7 for learners to browse when time permits 
  • Assign lesson activities as center rotations
  • Create an Anansi the Spider bulletin board to display pupils' final products 
Classroom Considerations
  • Copies of each practice page are required 
  • The lesson is designed to follow a reading of the African folktale, Anansi the Spider   
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  • The lesson is clearly organized and easy to follow 
  • Interesting and informative background information about the Anansi tales and theatrical adaptation is provided 
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