Learning to summarize a story is a skill students will use throughout their life. Starting with the Beginning, Middle, and End, students will learn to identify important scenes in stories in a way that creates an easy to understand summary. In this activity, students will create a 3 cell storyboard that summarizes the beginning, middle, and end of Anansi the Spider: A Tale From the Ashanti.
Beginning: Anansi gets lost and falls into the river. He gets swallowed by a fish! His son, Trouble Seer, sees that he is in trouble and the six sons set out to help their father.
Middle: Working together using their unique abilities, Anansi’s six sons save their father from danger. All of them returned home safely that evening.
End: Anansi sees a great globe of light in the forest, and wants to give it to the son who rescued him. Since all of his sons worked together to rescue him, Anansi asks Nyame, The God of All Things, what he should do. Nyame put the glowing ball in the sky, and that is how the moon came to be.
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Objective: Create a visual summary of Anansi the Spider.
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