The Clever Monkey

Your clever kindergartners will enjoy a series of activities based on the West African folktale, The Clever Monkey, adapted by Rob Cleveland. They sequence the story with pictures, copy sentences, illustrate idioms about cats, and taste some delicious cheese in a fun cheese-tasting activity.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids work in groups on each activity, rotating the groups through different centers based on the story
  • Add to a unit on folktales or fables
  • Use the discussion questions in your story circle or in a language arts center
Classroom Considerations

  • You will need to borrow or buy a copy of The Clever Monkey
Pros

  • Fun and educational for developing learners
  • Provides versions for first and second graders as well
Cons

  • None