Today we had a comprehension evaluation on the characters and plot of Forbidden City. Included in the assessment were some questions explaining and sharing some of the deeper meanings found in the story. Students had to share their opinions and give supporting evidence found in the text to back up their thinking. Sharing your thinking with supporting evidence is one of the most important skills you will lean in school.
- Home Reading
- Choose one of the following themes (or a different one) and share some of your thinking around it and how it connects to the novel and your life. Be sure to include some evidence from the novel to support your thinking and connections. Clearly state what theme or ida you have chosen!
- Freedom -Governemnt
- Values -Differences
- Injustice -Control
Example: I chose the theme of Freedom of information
I was shocked when I found out that many people in China at that time did not have access to world news, or even local news. The people in Nai-nai's house did not have anyway to get news about what ws happening in their own country or in the world. They had to send people who were new spreaders to share what was happening around the city. This makes me think about easy it is for us these days to......etc