This novel study contains comprehension questions for each chapter of the book "The Year of the Panda,” which is written at a 3.4 reading level.
Strange things are happening on Lu Yi's farm. First, some men from the Chinese government ask Lu Yi's father to sell the property that has belonged to the family for generations. Then a giant panda appears in a neighbor's field, a rare occurrence, given the farm's distance from the high-mountain bamboo forests that pandas inhabit. Lu Yi has a feeling that the two mysteries are somehow connected. Before long, an orphaned baby panda he finds in the woods provides an answer. As the boy nurses the helpless animal back to health, he begins an adventure that may well change his entire future. (from Amazon.com)
A rubric that can be used to help students reflect and improve on their written responses to reading is included. This can easily be changed to meet the needs of your students and the style of your teaching.
At the end of the comprehension questions, you will find 90 related activities for this book. With hands-on activities, students are encouraged to be minds-on thinkers and problem-solvers. These projects are especially helpful in differentiating for diverse learners, and can be used with whole groups, small groups, and/or individuals.
Related Common Core Standards for reading (literature) and writing are listed.
Answers are included.