The Emperor and the Kite - Includes Sample Writing Task

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This lesson includes scaffolded analytical writing tasks that provide examples for teaching Common Core writing.

Djeow Seow is the smallest, and youngest of the emperor's seven children, and since she is considered insignificant by her brothers, sisters and most importantly her father, she is frequently alone and lonely. When her father is kidnapped and imprisoned, and only Djeow Seow knows where he is, she flies her kite, morning and night, rescuing him, and forever after, Djeow Seow sits at her father’s side on a throne of her own. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trophies, 2005)

This lesson was created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in basal readers. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the basal reader named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.

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