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This is an interactive unit based on Grace Lin's novel, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, which is a wonderful book added to the Battle of the Books 4-6th grade list, this year. The focus is on theme, sequencing, and using textual evidence.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.