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Title: Mufaros Beautiful Daughters


1
Mufaros Beautiful Daughters
By John Steptoe An intriguing African
tale adapted from the classic Cinderella.
2
Today we will read Mufaros Beautiful Daughters.
It is an African folktale. Folktales are stories
that are heard and remembered. They are passed
down from one generation to another by word of
mouth.
3
  • The main characters are as follows
  • Mufaro means happy man.
  • Manyara means ashamed.
  • Nyoka means snake.
  • Nyasha means mercy.
  • The characters names are from the Shona
  • language.

4
The setting of this story takes place in
Zimbabwe Africa.
5
The learner will be able to differentiate between
a Folk tale and a Fairy tale. A Fairy tale is a
subgenre of folk tales. Fairy tales involve some
element of magic, and good always triumph over
evil. One important aspect to remember about a
fairy tale is that a fairy appears in this type
of tale.
6
The learners will discuss the Anticipation Guide
after the reading process. We will use the Six
Super Strategies in order to express ideas
presented in the story.
7
  • Six Super Strategies
  • Question
  • Ask questions that you wonder about as you read,
    listen, or observe.
  • Visualize
  • Picture in your mind what you are learning.

8
  • Connect
  • As you learn, ask yourself what this reminds you
    of? Think about your past experiences or
    knowledge.
  • Infer
  • What do you think you know even though you
    were not told? What reasons do you have for your
    ideas?

9
  • 5. Predict
  • Periodically stop and think about what might
    happen next. Tell what clues make you predict
    that.
  • Conclude
  • What is the big idea? What is it all about?
    What conclusion can you make?

10
A Leader of leaders must be selected. Before you
speak, the Leader of leaders will ask you to say
something. Rules for Say Something When you say
something make a prediction ask a
question clarify something you misunderstood.
11
  • Make a comment
  • Make a connection
  • If you cant do one of those 5 things, then you
    need to reread.

12
Lets visit Africa through the experiences of
Mufaros daughters.
13
Use the graphic organizer in order to place the
following story elements from the story.
Setting
Where does the story take place?
Name the characters in the story.
What is the plot? Describe the problems
encountered by the characters.
14
Enjoy an Interactive Reading Website.
Visit The Reading Matrix.

http//www.readingmatrix.com
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