This lesson includes scaffolded analytical writing tasks that provide examples for teaching Common Core writing.
After a storm damages their houseboat, Chang’s family finds shelter in a barn that belongs to the family of Mei Mei. Chang was born mute, but the music he plays in private on his flute is as beautiful as any voice, and encouraged by others in his village, he overcomes his fear of playing in public in order to earn the money necessary to replace the wok his mother lost in the storm. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt StoryTown, 2008)
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.