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The Sound of Silence read by Simu Liu
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© Storyline Online/SAG-AFTRA Foundation

Grade Level Grades 3-4
Resource Type Activity
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards

About This Lesson

“Do you have a favorite sound?” little Yoshio asks. The musician answers, “The most beautiful sound is the sound of ma, of silence.”

But Yoshio lives in Tokyo, Japan: a giant, noisy, busy city. He hears shoes squishing through puddles, trains whooshing, cars beeping, and families laughing. Tokyo is like a symphony hall!

Where is silence?

Join Yoshio on his journey through the hustle and bustle of the city to find the most beautiful sound of all.

Storyline Online's The Sound of Silence is read by Simu Liu and is written by Katrina Goldsaito, and illustrated by Julia Kuo.




April 24, 2023
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'The Sound of Silence' read by Simu Liu
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Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.


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