# A Kente Dress for Kenya

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activity
Anansi
announcement
assignment
Ghana
Juan
Kente
Kenya
restaurant
turban

SUMMARY

Kenya’s class has been selected to do a
special show and tell program in school
on parent’s night. What does Kenya love
to do best of all with her family? What
will she bring for her show and tell
surprise?
--- Conversation Questions---

(1) Recall the story.
(Follow Up)   Where is the sitting of the story at?

(2)   Estimate how much Kente cloth it takes to make Kenya’s
dress?
(Follow Up)    Estimate how much it takes to make doll’s.

(3)   Suppose you were Kenya. What would you take for show
and tell?

(4)   Can you relate to how hard it was for Kenya to come up
with something special for show and tell night?
(Follow Up)    How long does it take you to pick out something?

(5) Define “favorite.”
(Answer)    Something that is regarded with special preference.

(6) What is Kenya’s teacher name?

(7) What was the important announcement Miss Baker made?
(Answer)    The class is going to do a special show and tell for parent’s
night.
(Follow Up)    Have you ever been in a special school program for
parent’s.

(8)   What did Kenya think would be great on the edges on the
stars?

(9)   Was Kenya’s grandmother a great story teller?
(Follow Up)   Did she change her voice while telling the story?

(10) What color car did Grandma drive?
(Follow Up)    What color is the car you ride in?
Activities

1.   Make a list of items you have brought for show and tell.

2.   Draw a picture of a Kente cloth you would wear, include the
colors.

3.   Draw and label what you would bring to show and tell.

4.   Write a story your grandmother has told you.

Introductions

1.   Show the students a Kente cloth or one that resembles it. If
not ask the students if they know what a Kente cloth is.
Then show them a picture of a cloth. Today we are going
to read about a Kente cloth that a girl brings for show and
tell.

2.   Ask the children what they would bring in for show and tell.
Then tell them today we are going to read about Kenya and
her show and tell project.

3.   Show the front of the book. Ask the students what they
think the story is about. Then tell them it’s about a girl
names Kenya and her show and tell project.

Book Title: A Kente Dress for Kenya
Author: Juwanda G. Ford                                      Illustrator: Sylvia Walker
ISBN: 0-590-53735-0                            # of Text Pages: 25                           AR:N/A       LEX: AD530L
Building Oral Vocabulary
1        announcement           5            activity          9                                     twinkled
Prediction Questions
7    Do you think Juan will bring in a treat for the class?
14    Do you think Grandma will help?
25    Is Kenya going to wear this to the parent’s night?

This resource is provided by THE LEARNING CORPS—Barren County Board of Education, an AmeriCorps project funded in part by the
Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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