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jafta a shared reading story written by hugh lewin illustrated by lisa kopper
JaftaA Shared Reading StoryWritten by: Hugh LewinIllustrated by Lisa Kopper

http://www.opencourtresources.com

background you should know
Background you should know…
  • The hyena is known for its unusual howl, which sounds like a hysterical human laugh. That is why, when a person laughs loudly, someone might say that he or she is laughing like a hyena.
  • Many of the animals in Jafta are endangered and need to be protected. Some African countries have established restricted living areas for these animals to protect them from extinction.
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When you play make-believe games, what do you pretend to be?If you could be an animal, what animal would you be?
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Vocabulary Words
  • Africa
  • purr
  • nuzzle
  • lazing
  • hyena
  • impala
  • wallowing
  • cuddly
  • cross
  • grumble
  • warthog
  • ostrich
  • crane (animal)
  • flamingo
  • Discuss the meaning of each word and use it in a sentence.
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As we read the story,
  • askquestions-good readers do this to get more information about the story.
  • monitor andclarify-good readers also do this to understand the meaning of hard words, ideas, and passages in the story
let s read
LET’S READ…

You better remember to print match!!!

I’m watching you!!!

let s discuss
Let’s Discuss…
  • Why do you think Jafta plays so many different kinds of games?
  • How are the things that Jafta does when he plays different from the game that Homer plays with the Bear?
  • What makes Jafta seem like a real boy to you?
compare contrast
Compare ~ Contrast

Let’s look at the animals in the story. Can you tell me how are they alike and how are they different?

Think about what you already know about them and what you have learned about them.

let s talk about
Let’s talk about…
  • Who is the main character of the story? How do you know?
  • What does Jafta do when he is happy?
  • What does Jafta do when he is cross?
  • What does Jafta do when he is tired?
  • Do you think the animals Jafta plays with are real or make-believe?
africa is beautiful
Africa is beautiful.

Africa’s geography includes deserts, alpine meadows, forests, large expanses of open plains, dramatic valleys, huge freshwater lakes, and miles of beautiful coastline.

africa is affected by
Africa is affected by:
  • Disease
  • Overpopulation
  • Famine A famine is a social and economic crisis that is commonly accompanied by widespread malnutrition, starvation, epidemic and increased mortality.
think about what you ve learned about africa what do you still want to know
Think about what you’ve learned about Africa. What do you still want to know?
  • To learn more visit: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/

http://www.calacademy.org/exhibits/africa/kids.htm

  • Look for a book in the library.
  • In computers this week Google Africa.
  • Write and illustrate things about Africa.