Anansi Goes Fishing
Clever trickster Anansi the Spider is the main character in the folk tale we will read this week. In Anansi Goes Fishing we'll learn how Turtle gets the best of Anansi and why spiders weave webs. We'll learn more about spiders and their webs as we read Amy Koss's poem Do spiders stick to their own webs?
Your child can practice this week's vocabulary list words by playing the series of Java Games linked below in the Quia Activities section. There are four games, ranging in difficulty beginning with Flashcards, then Match Game, Concentration, and finally Word Search. The words and definitions are available online by clicking the link to the List of Terms found near the top of the Java Games pages. Once your child has mastered matching the list words and definitions, he should click the link for the Cloze Activity which tests list vocabulary in sentence context.
The Useful Links section contains enrichment activities and information that correlate to this week's stories and skills, and are for your use at home. Our spelling list is made up of compound words, so you'll find links to games and lessons about compounds. This week's grammar lessons will focus on past, present, and future tense verbs, and I've included links to activities for practice with verb tense near the bottom of the list.