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Children’s Literature in Primary Schools – Anansi and Turtle Share Dinner

LESSON PLAN : 1

Class Level : Primary 5


Time : 30 minutes (single period)
Genre : Short Stories – Anansi and Turtle Share
Dinner
Literary : Prose
Plot / Characterization
Setting Point of View
Theme

Poetry
Tone / Mood
Rhyme
Rhythm
Persona
Figurative language – simile / metaphor /
Personification /
onomatopoeia

Integrated
: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
Language Skills
Higher Order : Literal Comprehension – Recognition of details,
Thinking Skills Recall of details
Appreciation – Imagery
Inferential Comprehension – Predicting outcomes
Multiple
: Visual Spatial, Verbal Linguistic, Bodily/Kinesthetic
Intelligence(s)
Learning Objectives : At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:
• identify and write the title, the author, the
illustrator, the publisher and the number of
pages of the book correctly.
• identify the mood portrayed by the illustration
on the cover.
• Talk about the characters depicted on the cover
of the book.
Prior Knowledge : Pupils are familiar with stories about animals.

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PROCEDURES :

Teacher’s Task / Teaching


Pupils’ Task Rationale
Procedures Resources

Preparatory
Activities
(5 minutes)
Pupils assemble Jigsaw Puzzle To arouse the
Teacher distributes the pieces of jigsaw interest of the
jigsaw puzzle to puzzle in their pupils towards
each group and respective groups. the story.
instructs the pupils
to assemble the
pieces correctly.

Main Activities
(20 minutes)

Activity 1
Teacher introduces Pupils listen CCL Book To draw pupils
the book to the attentively to the attention to the
pupils. teacher. details on the
CCL Book cover of the
Teacher allows the Pupils look at the book.
pupils to ‘feel’ the illustration and
book and asks words on the cover
questions and respond.
pertaining to the
book cover. CCL Book

Activity 2 Pupils listen and


Teacher introduces respond.
the words – Title, Worksheet 1
Author, To let the pupils
Illustrator and work as a team.
Publisher Pupils complete the
worksheets in their
Teacher distributes respective groups. CCL Book
worksheet 1 (cover To engage the
review) to each pupils with the
group. Pupils respond to mood of the
the teacher’s book cover.
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Activity 3 questions orally. Worksheet 2
Teacher draws the To elicit
pupils into the elements of the
mood based on the Pupils complete the plot.
cover. worksheets in their
respective groups.
Teacher distributes
worksheet 2 to
elicit words
associated to the
picture on the
cover of the book.

Closing Activities
(5 minutes) To infer the
Teacher distributes Pupils complete Reflection pupils’ feelings
the Reflection their task by Sheets and interest
Sheet. drawing the towards the
Smileys. story.

TEACHER’S MATERIAL

Questions asked on the cover page of book :

1 Which is the title?

2 What is the title?

3 Who is the illustrator? What does the illustrator do?

4 The book is written by whom?

5 Name the publisher?

6 Why do you think the words are written in different colours – pink, blue and

green?

7 What animal that can be seen?

8 Where is the spider? Why is it on the air?

9 Where is the turtle?

10. What do you think he wants to do?

11. What is the spider wearing?

12 Why do you think he is wearing in such a way?

13 What are the objects that you can see on the cover?
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14 What does the spider wants to do with the laddle?

15 What is the plate for?

16 On this page there are pictures of food? Who do you think will eat the fish, yams,
lobster and clams?

17 Look at the turtle. What is he doing? Why?

18 What do we usually have for our meals?

19 How do you feel by looking at the illustrations?

20 The contrast of colours shows _____________.

21 What do you think the story is about?

22 What name would you give to the turtle?

WORKSHEET 1 – LESSON 1
BOOK COVER REVIEW

Title of the book :

_________________________________________________

Author :

_________________________________________________

Illustrator :
_________________________________________________

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Publisher :

_________________________________________________

GROUP ___

WORKSHEET 2 – LESSON 1
WORDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVER OF THE BOOK

Fill in the boxes with words associated with the cover of the book.

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GROUP ___
MY REFLECTION LOG

LESSON 1

Did you enjoy today’s lesson? Draw a happy face if you


have enjoyed the lesson and draw a sad face if you did
not on the SMILEY below.

What did you learn in today’s lesson?

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Today, I learnt about ________________________________

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