Anansi and the Talking Melon

A clever spider tricks Elephant and some other animals into thinking the melon in which he is hiding can talk.

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Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: 9780823411672

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A clever spider tricks Elephant and some other animals into thinking the melon in which he is hiding can talk.

Anansi and the Talking Melon

"The expressive male narrator charms the listener by impersonating the characters...Short segments of music and brief sound effects add interest...useful for all reading and listening situations." - Booklist

Author: Eric A. Kimmel

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group

ISBN: 143012976X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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"The expressive male narrator charms the listener by impersonating the characters...Short segments of music and brief sound effects add interest...useful for all reading and listening situations." - Booklist

Anansi and the Talking Melon

The stories are written in simple sentence structures to enable readers to enjoy the stories. The stories teach readers the moral values of moderation, kindness, friendship and diligence.

Author: Daisy Kay

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Page: 32

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Wonderful Tales Series is a collection of eight stories specially written for young readers as well as reluctant readers of all ages. The stories are written in simple sentence structures to enable readers to enjoy the stories. The stories teach readers the moral values of moderation, kindness, friendship and diligence.

Cultural Journeys

When Anansi, the spider man, asked for the stories, Nyame gave him three enormous tasks to complete before he would be willing to hand over the box that held all the ... Anansi, the spider, appears again in Anansi and the Talking Melon.

Author: Pamela S. Gates

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1442206888

Category: Education

Page: 258

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As multicultural education is becoming integral to the core curriculum, teachers often implement this aspect into their courses through literature. However, standards and criteria to teach and promote active discussion about this literature are sparse. Cultural Journeys provides these guidelines through the age-appropriate fiction and non-fiction works embedded in the book. With the example unit plans and extensive annotated bibliography, this book is a valuable resource that pre-service and in-service teachers will utilize throughout their careers.

Sharing the Journey Literature for Young Children

Author Eric Kimmel and illustrator Janet Stevens have collaborated on an Anansi tale called Anansi and the Talking Melon (1994). One day Anansi sees Elephant working in his melon patch. He decides to fool Elephant by burrowing into the ...

Author: David Yellin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351812971

Category: Education

Page: 360

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This wonderful resource from two authors with an infectious enthusiasm for children's literature will help readers select and share quality books for and with young children. Specifically focused on infants through the third grade, Sharing the Journey contains descriptive book annotations, instructive commentary, and creative teaching activities tailored for those important years. Extensive book lists throughout will help readers build a library of quality children's literature. Books representing other cultures are included to help celebrate diversity as well as cultural connection. Genre chapters include poetry, fantasy, and realistic and historical fiction. A chapter on informational books demonstrates how young children can be introduced to, and learn to enjoy, nonfiction.

African Traditional And Oral Literature As Pedagogical Tools In Content Area Classrooms

Anansi the spider is a popular trickster figure, but other animals such as the clever and cunning hare or the jackal appear in African folktales. In Anansi and the Talking Melon (Kimmel, 1994), Anansi uses a thorn to make a hole in a ...

Author: Lewis Asimeng-Boahene

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1623965403

Category: Education

Page: 283

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For a long time, many American educators and educational stakeholders have drawn their ideas for educational reforms from ideas generated in Europe and Asia for the changing demographics of America’s diverse classrooms. This book is therefore motivated by a bold attempt at advocating for the revision of existing pedagogic fora and the creation and addition of new fora that would provide for the inclusion of thoughts, perspectives and practices of African traditional oral literature in the pedagogical tools of content area classrooms especially in North America. The articles that are presented in this book provide theoretical frameworks for using African traditional oral literature and its various tenets as teaching tools. They bring together new voices of how African literature could be used as helpful tool in classrooms. Rationale for agitating for its use as ideal for pedagogic tool is the recurrent theme throughout the various articles presented. The book explores how educators, literacy educators, learners, activists, policy makers, and curriculum developers can utilize the powerful, yet untapped gem of African oral literature as pedagogical tools in content area classrooms to help expand educators repertoire of understanding beyond the ‘conventional wisdom’ of their pedagogic creed. It is a comprehensive work of experienced and diverse scholars, academicians, and educators who have expertise in multicultural education, traditional oral literature, urban education, children’s literature and culturally responsive pedagogy that have become the focus of U.S. discourses in public education and teacher preparation. This anthology serves as part of the quest for multiple views about our ‘global village’, emphasizing the importance of linking the idea of diverse knowledge with realities of global trends and development. Consequently, the goal and the basic thrust of this anthology is to negotiate for space for non-mainstream epistemology to share the pedagogical floor with the mainstream template, to foster alternative vision of reality for other knowledge production in the academic domain. The uniqueness of this collection is the idea of bringing the content and the pedagogy of most of the genres of African oral arts under one umbrella and thereby offering a practical acquaintance and appreciation with different African cultures. It therefore introduces the world of African mind and thoughts to the readers. In summary, this anthology presents an academic area which is now gaining its long overdue recognition in the academia.

Anansi s Party Time

When Anansi the spider invites Turtle to a party just to play a trick on him, Turtle gets revenge at a party of his own.

Author: Eric A. Kimmel

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ISBN: 9780823422418

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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When Anansi the spider invites Turtle to a party just to play a trick on him, Turtle gets revenge at a party of his own.

Beyond the Bean Seed

Anansi and the Talking Melon. Holiday House, 1994. 32 pp. Illustrated by Janet Stevens. (P-I). RMA 9.5. Anansi, the legendary spider, decided one day to have fun with Elephant. Inasmuch as he was stuck inside one of Elephant's melons, ...

Author: Nancy E. Allen Jurenka

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563083469

Category: Education

Page: 195

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Get your students growing with this outstanding hands-on activity book! Through gardening, book-sharing, and other creative activities, students learn about topics ranging from flowers, vegetables, and mushrooms to windowsill gardens, butterflies, and scarecrows. Recipes, word play, and poetry embellish the activities. Designed to motivate and inform, these projects promote learning in a variety of subjects - from ecology, history, and geography to career exploration and the sciences. The authors also provide a list of resources related to gardening - legends, historical fiction, biography, picture books, how-to guides, and environmental books. This is an excellent resource for educators - school librarians, classroom teachers, science education teachers, home school parents, botanical garden education directors, social workers, camp directors - and anyone else who would like to start a children's gardening program.

Anansi s Adventures

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ISBN: 9781467646680

Category: Folklore

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Travel the Globe

The Anansi Collection. New York: Live Oak Media, 2003. DVD, 47 min. ”Anansi and the Magic Stick,” ”Anansi and the Talking Melon," ”Anansi Goes Fishing," and "Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock” are the lour tales that are included on this ...

Author: Desiree Webber

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610691245

Category: Education

Page: 265

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This book assists the busy professional with ready-to-use materials to present entertaining, educational, and age-appropriate programs that introduce young learners to countries and cultures around the world.