My first word after reading Front Desk is WOW! Front Desk is a story about a Chinese immigrant family moving to America all while facing and overcoming many common struggles. The main character is a ten year old girl, Mia, who finds the silver lining during the struggle and teaches many along the way with her fearlessness, resiliency, and determination. What a moving story to share with your students, and on top of that it is based of a true story! The author shares a more "behind the scenes" story at the end of the book.
Reading level- I would say this book is appropriate for a reader between the grades 4-7
Included in this novel study:
Comprehension Questions: 3-5 questions per every 2 or 3 chapters (chapters are short!)
Figurative Language: figurative language quotes pulled from the text
Sequence of Events