Activity Overview

Provide students with a question or prompt to answer on a storyboard using textual evidence.

The example prompt below is:

“What challenges does Minli face and how does she overcome them?”

Possible answers to the prompt include:

  • Dragon had been tied with vines by the monkeys. Minli works hard to cut the vines.

  • Minli and Dragon must get by the monkeys. She outsmarts the greedy monkeys by cooking them rice and sneaking by them while they are caught in the net.

  • Minli can only ask the Old Man of the Moon one question. She asks Dragon's question instead of her own.

Other prompts might include, “How do the characters influence Minli?” and “How does Minli change throughout the text?”

Template and Class Instructions

(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Use This Assignment With My Students", update the instructions on the Edit Tab of the assignment.)

Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that answers the prompt using at least three examples from Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. Click on "Add / Delete Cells" to change the number of examples.

  1. Type the question into the central black box.
  2. Think about examples from the text that support your answer.
  3. Type text evidence in the description boxes. Paraphrase or quote directly from the text.
  4. Illustrate each example using scenes, characters, items, etc.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual or Group

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/5/1] Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)

Text Evidence
Answer the given question using at least three examples from the text.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Support from Text
Examples chosen fully support the answer to the question.
Some of the examples answer the question correctly, but not all.
Most of the examples do not support the answer to the question.
Quote / Text
Evidence provided from the text is properly quoted or paraphrased.
There are some minor mistakes in the quote / description from text.
Quote or paraphrase is incomplete or confusing.
Illustration of Examples
Ideas are well organized. Images clearly illustrate the examples from the text.
Ideas are organized. Most images help to show the examples from the text.
Ideas are not well organized. Images are difficult to understand.

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