Understanding text structure can improve students’ comprehension of the text. Examples of informational text structures include compare/contrast, chronological, cause/effect, and problem/solution. Although Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a fictional novel, it has a very unique structure. The frame story includes the adventures of Minli, her parents, and Dragon. The embedded stories give background information of characters like Dragon, Goldfish Man, and Wu Kang.
Students will select moments from the overarching story and identify the stories embedded into these moments. See the example grid storyboard below.
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Grade Level 4-5
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual or PartnerCommon Core Standards