ANANSI AND TURTLE SHARE DINNERA. Contents of the Book The story is made up of two parts. The first part is about Turtle dropping in at Anansi’s house. Turtle wanted to have dinner at Anansi’s house. The second part is about Anansi going to Turtle’s house. Anansi was invited to dinner at Turtle’s house. Anansi’s house was situated on a hill. The weather was very hot. Turtle reached Anansi’s house feeling hot, tired and hungry. At that time, Anansi was setting his dinner table. He had prepared a delicious yam dish. Anansi did not want to share it with anybody. He was not happy to see Turtle. Turtle knocked on Anansi’s door several times. Anansi did not want to invite Turtle into his house. Finally,Turtle said he had come for dinner. Anansi had to invite Turtle in. It was Anansi’s culture to do so. At the dinner table, Anansifound ways to stop Turtle from eating the yam. Many times, Anansi made Turtle wash his hands. Quickly, Anansi ate all the yam. Turtle did not eat the yam at all. He was dissappointed. He thanked Anansi before going home. Turtle was polite. Three days later, Turtle invited Anansi to dinner. Anansi started his journey to Turtle’s house. It was early morning. Turtle’s house was by a river. Anansi arrived at Turtle’s house. He was hot, tired and hungry. At that time,Turtle was sunning himself on a rock. He greeted Anansi. Then,Turtle dived into the river. He wanted to prepare the dinner table. Meanwhile, Anansi sat under a shady palm leaf. On the dinner table were crayfish, clams, sardines,scallop, etc. Anansi dived into the river for dinner. Each time Anansi dived, he floated. Finally, Anansi put stones in the pockets of his jacket. This made him sink. Anansi sat on a chair for dinner. Turtle told Anansi about his culture. In Turtle’s culture, Anansi had to take off his jacket for dinner. Anansi then took off his jacket. He floated to the surface. Turtle ate the fabulous dinner alone.
Brief Overview of the BookActivity 1Label the book cover. Choose the correct words from the box below. author publisher title illustrator illustration
B. Characters Anansi Characters TurtleC. Events 1. Turtle went to Anansi’s house to have dinner. 2. Anansi went to Turtles’s house, invited for dinner.
PRE-READINGActivity 1Class discussion on the book cover.1. What is the turtle holding in his hand?2. What is the spider holding in his hands?3. What do you think the spider is saying to the turtle?4. What do you think is the turtle thinking?5. Do you think the turtle is hungry? Why?6. Where are they at ?7. What time of the day are they eating food?8. Look at the frame of the picture. What do you notice?9. Which animal walks faster? Why?
Activity 21. When you think about turtles, what words come to your mind? Discuss. Turtles2. When you think about spiders, what words come to your mind? Discuss. Spiders
WHILE READINGActivity 1Choose the correct answer. 1. Where was Anansi’s house? It was……….. a) by the river b) on a hill c) in a garden 2. What was Anansi doing when he saw Turtle? He was….. a) cooking the yam dish b) preparing the dinner table c) pulling the curtain shut 3. Why did Anansi shut the curtain? He shut the curtain … a) to make Turtle think he was not at home b) because the weather outside was very hot c) because he wanted to start eating the yam 4. Turtle reached Anansi’s house. How did Turtle feel? a) hungry b) sad c) happy 5. How was the weather at that time? a) hot and windy b) hot and dusty c) hot and cloudless