After reading the text and illustration on page 1 of The Lotus Seed, students were better able to answer the following questions using evidence from the illustration.Q:Who is telling the story? (RL.6-Point of View)
A: The little girl because the text says my grandmother and the picture it shows a little girl
watching him under the tree.
Q:Where does the story take place? (RL.2-Setting)
A: We infer it takes place in Asia because the text uses words like emperor, dragon & throne
and the picture shows an Asian style gown and helmet and the building is like the type they have
Q:What is the mood of the story so far? And how do you know? (RL.4-Tone & Symbolism)
A: We infer the mood so far is sad and unhappy because the text uses the words cry and lost
and the picture shows dark gray clouds and the emperor is holding his head in his hands.
Q:When the author says he lost his golden dragon throne. What does lost really mean? (RL.4-
A: We infer that lost means his throne is gonesomebody stole it. [Then we had a vocabulary
lesson about the figurative kind of lost.]