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Character, setting and plot in 'Anna Hibiscus' Song'

I can make a prediction based on illustrations, the setting and key vocabulary.

New
New
Year 1

Character, setting and plot in 'Anna Hibiscus' Song'

I can make a prediction based on illustrations, the setting and key vocabulary.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Making a prediction means making a guess about what you think will happen in a story using what you already know
  2. Using illustrations, the title and knowledge that we already have helps us to make a prediction
  3. Nigeria is a country in the continent of Africa
  4. Because Nigeria is close to the equator, it is a warm country
  5. People can have different personal responses to what they have read

Common misconception

Pupils may be unfamiliar with some elements of the story, such as 'yams' and names of the Cousins.

When reading the story, gloss over key vocabulary and supplement with images or use of the illustrations where necessary. You can also use some of the explanation and check slides as you are reading to support their understanding further.

Keywords

  • Illustration - a picture in a book

  • Prediction - making a guess using what we already know

  • Character - a person or animal in a story

  • Setting - where a story takes place

  • Plot - what happens in a story

Equipment

You will need a copy of the 2012 Walker Books edition of 'Anna Hibiscus' Song' by Atinuke.

Licence

This content is © Oak National Academy Limited (2024), licensed on Open Government Licence version 3.0 except where otherwise stated. See Oak's terms & conditions (Collection 2).

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6 Questions

Q1.
What is a prediction?
the name of a story
Correct answer: a guess about something based on what you know
the name of the person who writes a story
the name of the person who draws the pictures in a story
Q2.
Match each word to its definition.
Correct Answer:character,a person or animal in a story

a person or animal in a story

Correct Answer:setting,where a story takes place

where a story takes place

Correct Answer:plot,what happens in a story

what happens in a story

Q3.
Which of these are settings?
Correct answer: Spain
a caterpillar
Correct answer: the woods
Lily
Q4.
Which of these are characters?
Correct answer: The Gruffalo
Correct answer: Paddington Bear
the bridge
the beach
Q5.
Match each word to its definition.
Correct Answer:author,the person who writes the words in a book

the person who writes the words in a book

Correct Answer:illustrator,the person who draws the pictures in a book

the person who draws the pictures in a book

Correct Answer:title,the name of a book

the name of a book

Q6.
What can help you to make a prediction before reading a story?
Correct answer: illustrations
Correct answer: the title
the name of the ilstrator
Correct answer: the front cover

6 Questions

Q1.
What is the title of the book that you read in the lesson?
Anna Hibiscus
Correct answer: Anna Hibiscus' Song
Anna Hibiscus' Party
Anna Hibiscus' Family
Q2.
In which continent is the story set?
Europe
North America
Correct answer: Africa
Asia
Q3.
The story is about Anna's ...
pets
Correct answer: family
hobbies
trips around the world
Q4.
Which adjective would you use to describe how Anna feels around her family?
sad
lonely
bored
Correct answer: happy
Q5.
Which of these family members are mentioned in the story?
Correct answer: Grandmother
brother
Correct answer: Papa
sister
Q6.
Match the family member to what makes them happy.
Correct Answer:Grandfather,counting to five

counting to five

Correct Answer:Uncle Tunde,dancing

dancing

Correct Answer:Cousins,gymnastics

gymnastics

Correct Answer:Papa,hugging Mama

hugging Mama