This story is about a boy trying to deal with a problem. The problem is like a cloud following him around. After being unsuccessful in dodging the problem, he comes to the conclusion that there may be a "silver thread in that cloud". Great story about solving problems using the themes of perseverance and courage. This activity packet includes a vocabulary list, word search, flash cards, discussion questions as well as discussion cards for small groups, story snapshot illustration and writing sheet about the story, 8 written responses to the story, short answer question assessment, themes poster design and writing activity, and lesson notes. This book and activity packet is great to use when teaching life skills!