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Jean Fritz's classic autobiographical novel recounts the story of the author's sojourn in the Chinese city of Hankow (modern day Wuhan) as a young girl in the 1920s.
Add depth to your students' understanding of the novel by using this hand-dandy lesson plan replete with reading comprehension and discussion questions (as well as a suggested lesson plan).
F&P Level: X
Classroom Grade Level: 4 - 6
N.B: Suitable text for middle and high school English Language Learners
Lexile Level: 860L
Students will enjoy reading this story, especially as it relates to the time-honored theme of needing to belong. As a teacher, I have taught this novel to English Language Learners. It is perfect for Mandarin and Cantonese EFL speaking students.
Other Uses for this Resource:
for Fourth Graders Going into Fifth Grade - Summer Reading
Middle School Language Arts Curriculum (6th and 7th Grades)
English Language Learners (any grade level)
Since the novel is based on a true story, Humanities teachers will find this resource valuable since the story aligns well with modern Chinese history, colonialism, and Communist rebellion that shook the young Republic of China.
You can also check out here all of my teaching resources related to Homesick: My Own Story,
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