Posts Tagged "The Starry River of the Sky"

Starry River of the Sky: Interactive Read Aloud & Game for Events

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Chinese / Chinese American, Theme: Fantasy, Theme: Kinetic Literacy | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: Create an Event with an Interactive Read Aloud and Game Based on Chinese Myth Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) follows the boy Rendi as he evolves from an angry runaway stranded in a forsaken Chinese village without friends (or the desire to make friends) to a boy who rescues that village by trusting himself and others. Rendi becomes that hero by listening to ancient stories and by telling his own. Like Grace Lin’s related Newbery Honor novel, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, the stories within this novel seem only to...

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Starry River of the Sky: Art, Astronomy, Math, History, and Mythology Activities

Posted by on Oct 14, 2012 in Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Chinese / Chinese American, Theme: Fantasy, Theme: Mathematics, Theme: Mythology, Theme: Science & STEM | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: A Series of Activities from Art to Math to Engage Readers Post Read Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) is the story of the boy Rendi, who runs away from his family only to find himself in a village where the moon has disappeared.  Each night, instead of seeing the moon, Rendi is troubled by mournful moans that only he can hear.  The only thing that distracts Rendi are the stories of Madame Chang.  Are there hidden meanings in these tales that will explain the moon’s disappearance?  Will Rendi discover them and restore...

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