Folktale (fiction), 1,420 words, Level Q (Grade 3), Lexile 750L
A traditional Chinese folktale, The Golden Flute recounts the story of a little girl who is taken from her mother by an evil dragon. A series of magical events lead up to the girl's rescue. Readers will follow along as the girl's brother travels on the age-old journey of good verses evil to conquer the dragon and rescue his sister.
Use the reading strategy of retelling to understand and remember a story
Identify cause-and-effect relationships
Identify and use homophones
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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