Anansi the Spider: Reading Adventure Pack

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This Reading Rockets Adventure Packet is designed to support reading activities at home. We’ve chosen a folktale and nonfiction appropriate for a first grade listening level, and included related activities to encourage some hands-on fun and learning. The Folktale Activity Packet pairs a folktale that explains a something about nature with a nonfiction book. The featured books for the Folktale Activity Packet are Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott and The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons. The Anansi story tells how the spider’s sons rescue him from danger, and how his reward for them ends up becoming the moon. The Moon Book describes the moon’s movement and phases, eclipses, exploration, and beliefs about it. To explore more Reading Adventure Packs, visit Reading Rockets at