The Black Snowman Lesson Plan
About this book
- The Black Snowman by Phil Mendez
Set Up and Prepare
Discuss how students can learn about themselves. Talk to family members who are your ancestors or forefathers. Learn about your culture. Ask other students to describe you.
Discuss any words or ideas that may be difficult for your students to comprehend. Ask the children to predict what will happen next.
Have the students write about what would happen at the fireman's house when his daughter uses the magic kente cloth for her doll. How will it help someone? What will happen at the end of your story? What will happen to the kente cloth next?
Supporting All Learners
This lesson is geared toward students who need to learn about being proud of themselves and their heritage.
- Read Anansi the Spider.
- Create a list of presents you can give which don't cost money.
- Write about courage.
- Play and read an interactive story in which the students read and follow directions online to build a snowman: Ten Little Snowmen.