Reading: The Ch' I lin Purse
This is the story of a boy named Wesley, who is an “outcast from the civilization around him,” and decides to use the knowledge he’s obtained during the school year to create his own civilization as a summer project. In creating this culture (which includes staple crop, clothes, sun dial, numeric system based on 8 numbers, games, language, etc.) he calls "Weslandia," Wesley draws attention from his classmates who once made fun of him, and eventually becomes their friend when he returns to school in the fall.
Comprehension Skill: Drawing Conclusions
Using sticky notes while reading to monitor comprehension