Lesson Plan

Anansi Goes to Lunch - Kindergarten

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Greed is the theme of the West African folktale, Anansi Goes to Lunch and this multidisciplinary collection of lessons. First, scholars listen to a read aloud and participate in a grand conversation about the book's key details and theme. Then, disperse into groups to practice skills including matching letters to sounds, cutting, and writing sentences. Additionally, learners get crafty creating spiders and webs, role playing, making inferences, and writing invitations.


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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the song, "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" and other spider songs as brain-breaks throughout the lesson
  • Create a giant web on a wall in your classroom to display the craft spiders the children make
  • Invite families to a luncheon using the invitations they made  
Classroom Considerations
  • The books listed are not provided in the resource, therefore downloading the books or visiting your school or local library is necessary 
  • Classroom and craft supplies are required 
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  • An optional book title and activity is provided for extended learning opportunities 
  • Teacher directions are clear and written in detail
  • Worksheets provide an engaging learning experience through matching, cutting, and writing  
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