This is a fabulous book about child who lives in Beijing and finds a kitty that
becomes her own. The young girl takes the kitty to famous landmarks all over
Beijing to experience a Boat Festival in Tiananmen Square, the activities taking
place in Beihai Park, etc.
My Guided Reading Packet contains prereading – describing the size of China’s
country as compared with other Asian countries and finding the capital – Beijing.
The packet also includes photographs of the real landmarks that the little girl and
her kitty see on their journeys. Students will describe what they see in each
photograph, then see some of those same places illustrated in the book!
Students will use reading comprehension strategies to answer questions in the
packet. They will critically think about the little girl who gives up her cat in the
end to an elderly woman who lives alone. At the end is a Post-Reading activity.
Not only is this a wonderful story, but students will learn a lot about China as they