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Activity Overview


Having students choose their favorite part of a book allows them to express which scenes of the story resonated with them on a personal level. In this way, students are making a text-to-self connection that demonstrates their understanding of the characters and their development or the themes of the novel. Students can share their storyboards afterwards and have a short discussion about what the scenes mean to them.

Some students may end up choosing the same part, but have different perspectives. This is always interesting for students to see and can open up a discussion as to how not everyone can read the same lines in the same way based on their own perspectives and personal experiences.


Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a storyboard that identifies your favorite scene in Anansi the Spider. Illustrate the scene and write why you chose it.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Choose a favorite scene from Anansi the Spider.
  3. Create an image that represents this scene using appropriate scenes, characters and items.
  4. In the description box, write what happens during this part of the book, and why you chose this part.

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/3/5] Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.

Rubric

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