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How Dog Outwitted Leopard. An African Folktale retold by: Verna Aardema. Prior Knowledge. How many students have heard of Folktales? What do you remember about friendship from our other stories? Are there any questions on the Concept/ Question board that this story might answer? . Genre.

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How Dog Outwitted Leopard

An African Folktale retold by:

Verna Aardema


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Prior Knowledge

  • How many students have heard of Folktales?

  • What do you remember about friendship

    from our other stories?

  • Are there any questions on the Concept/ Question board that this story might answer?


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Genre

Folktale: Folktales are stories that were originally passed down by word of mouth before they were written down. This story takes place in Uganda, which is now an independent country in Eastern Africa.


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Selection Summary

“This is an African Folktale about a cunning, deceptive dog and an upstanding leopard who thinks and acts like a human. The succinct plot is filled with rapid exchanges as Leopard catches in to Dog’s chicanery and Dog moves on toward his destiny.” Open Court


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Vocabulary

Commotion-

Much noise and moving about


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Dusk-

The time of day when

it begins to get dark


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Embarassed-

Ashamed; Uncomfortable


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Moaned-

Whined


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Retraced-

Went back over


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Loped-

To take long steps while running


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Palings-

A long pointed pole;

part of a fence


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Deceiving-

Betrayal; Trickery


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Wart hogs-

An African wild pig


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Treachery-

To trick; to cheat


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Threshing-

To throw oneself about wildly


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