Theme in Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon - Theme

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Themes, symbols, and motifs come alive when you use a storyboard! In this activity, students will identify a theme of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and support it with evidence from the text. Students will illustrate their selections.

One theme of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is generosity.


Generosity


  • Minli leaves her family to change their fortune.

  • Minli sees an old man begging for a peach. She uses the only money she has to buy it for him.

  • Da­-A-­Fu and their family save Dragon and help Minli make it to the Old Man of the Mountain.


Some other themes that are prevalent in Where the Mountain Meets the Moon include fortune or fate, curiosity, and trust.


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Create a storyboard illustrating themes in Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.

  1. Use the template provided by your teacher.
  2. Identify important themes from the novel.
  3. Describe three examples of the theme.
  4. Illustrate each example with appropriate characters, scenes, and items.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.
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