SEESAW GIRL by Linda Sue Park
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always want to be."
Jade’s life is rooted in the traditions of seventeenth-century Korea, a society in which girls are allowed little freedom and have strict expectations. When her own curiosity and the intrusion of the outside world begin to make her question her seclusion and her family traditions, Jade makes a courageous attempt to understand her world by taking wing to look beyond her palace walls.
The 12-page Kids' Wings Unit was written by Suzy Red and Keitha Fortman for SEESAW GIRL * includes:
* map study,
* multiple choice comprehension pages,
* Korean Rules and Traditions,
* vocabulary game,
* logic puzzle,
* discussion/writing prompts,
* answer keys.
Imagine that you are the second son in your family, and because of your birth order, your older brother is given more than you? He is the one who holds the family honor. He is the one who receives the best education. He is the one who is expected to grow up to have the most highly respected job. It is he who always represents the family. And you? You must bow before him. You must speak respectfully to him always. You are expected to take over your father's business. You must stand back and let him represent the family. How would you feel?
In The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park, Young-sup is in that very position! Kee-sup, the older son, is a master kite maker. Young-sup is a master kite flier. When asked to do a favor for the king, will Young-sup overcome his traditional position as second son to be allowed to use his own instincts for flying and to bring honor to the family? Will it cost him his greatest treasure? In 1493, these two Korean brothers who share the love for kites are swept into an effective partnership that climaxes in an exciting contest. It is the story of respect, tradition, courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, compassion, loyalty, justice, self- reliance, integrity, sacrifice, honor, and determination.
The 19-page Kids' Wings unit for THE KITE FIGHTERS, written by Suzy Red and Keitha Fortman, includes:
Three-sided kite-making for comparing the author's books Mapping Korea
* Anticipation Guide
* Dialectical Journal for Chatting with the Author and Friends Making Connections
* Predict/Read/Confirm questions for each chapter
* Illustrating Mental Images
* Multiple-Choice Comprehension
* Crossword Puzzle
* Korean Poetry Writing
* Family Rules and Tradition Discussion Guide
* Project Ideas
* Logic Puzzle
* Vocabulary Puzzle
* Science Testing Rice Glue
* Writing Prompts
* Answer Keys
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