Day 1 Teaching
Read the introduction to African Tales by Gcina Mhlophe and Rachel Griffin to begin thinking about Africa.
Use the non-fiction country sections of African Tales to research information about African countries. Make comparisons between countries, identifying similarities and differences.
Day 2 Teaching
Read about African Traditional Stories from the introduction to African Tales. Hear and discuss a short traditional story from Africa.
Read further stories from Africa, discussing them with a partner and summarising them in a single sentence. Discuss similarities between these stories and then enjoy listening to Nolwandle from African Tales.
Day 3 Teaching
Watch a story-teller perform an African story and discuss her performance. Discuss story-telling language and model how a story could be told.
Choose and practise telling an African story. Perform it to others and evaluate performance.
Day 4 Teaching
Read two written versions of an African story and identify the features of the better piece of writing. Model how to write a version of an African story, using fronted adverbials and extending sentences using conjunctions.
Write versions of an African story, trying to include fronted adverbials and a variety of conjunctions. Enjoy listening to an Ananse story.