Hu Wan and the Sleeping Dragon is a beautiful story about a peasant boy and his grandfather living in China. Hu Wan is a kind and dutiful grandson who has received many treasures from his grandfather, one being carving gourds into beautiful cricket cages. Students will learn facts about the Forbidden City, the symbolism of crickets, and how to turn mistakes into masterpieces – the Growth Mindset. My Guided Reading packet includes Reading Comprehension Strategies and critical thinking. Students will be able to make a plan to design their own cricket cages and learn more facts about the Forbidden City and crickets in the Post-Reading activities section.