images-1-1.jpg
Digging Deeper


Unanswered Questions:
What information was unclear or missing from the story?



Rules:
Were there guidelines or rules about the ways children should act around their parents? How were the rules in the families different or similar?




trends.jpg
trends.jpg

Trends:
Yang moved from Shanghai to Seattle. Matthew's dad had just lost his job. How are Yang's and Mathew's living situations similar or different?


images-6.jpg
images-6.jpg


Ethics:
Sometimes families from different have different expectations for their children. Please compare Yang and Matthews families. How are the family morals different?
Do you know of any cultural differences from other countries?
Could arguments emerge from these differences?


images-5.jpg
images-5.jpg

Big Ideas
What is the main idea of this story?
Have you experienced this idea in your life, or with friends or family?
Have you read other books with this main idea?
Have you seen movies with this idea?




disciplines.jpg
disciplines.jpg

Across The Disciplines
Could this idea come up in different areas of study, other than Lit Club?



images.jpg
images.jpg


Changes over Time
Could this story have happened a long time ago in history?
Do you think it will continue to happen in the future?



images-4.jpg
images-4.jpg

Different Perspectives
Would other people have different opinions about the problem and conclusion of the story? Why?