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1 Pictures by Sylvia Long Name ______________________________Alejandro’s GiftBy Richard E. AlbertPictures by Sylvia LongPrediction________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Author’s Purposeinform persuade entertain
2 Alejandro’s Gift Focus Skills: To recognize cause and effect relationshipsTo read and understand a realistic fiction selectionTo read and understand a nonfiction articleGenreRealistic Fiction- tells about characters and events that are like people and events in real life.SummaryAlejandro’s lonely desert life changes forever when he digs a secluded water hole for his animal neighbors. His gift is also a gift to himself, for as the animals visit, Alejandro’s loneliness disappears.Reading StrategyRead AheadGood readers use strategies to solve problems as they read. If students become confused by something in a story, reading ahead can sometimes help clear up the confusion. Reading ahead will help students to understand cause and effect relationships in a story.
3 The squirrel visited Alejandro’s garden. Page328What is Alejandro’s home like? Draw a map of his home.Why does Alejandro plant a garden?________________________________________________________________________________________________________Page330CauseEffectThe squirrel visited Alejandro’s garden.Seeing the squirrel makes Alejandro feel__________________________________________________.
4 Why is time passing more quickly for Alejandro? Page332Why is time passing more quickly for Alejandro?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Name some animals that visited Alejandro’s garden.Page334Why don’t the larger animals visit Alejandro’s garden?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Draw a picture showing why Alejandro has plenty of water.
5 The skunk avoids Alejandro’s water hole. Page336Why does Alejandro dig a water hole?________________________________________________________________________________________________________CauseEffectThe skunk avoids Alejandro’s water hole.Page338Why do the larger animals come to Alejandro’s second water hole?________________________________________________________________________________________________________How does Alejandro know that the animals have come to the 2nd water hole?
6 Think and RespondWhat gift does Alejandro give, and what gift does he receive?________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________What kind of person is Alejandro? How do you know?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Why is Alejandro’s first water hole shunned by the animals?Would you enjoy a visit to Alejandro’s home? Explain your answer.
7 Use the graphic organizer to answer the following questions Use the graphic organizer to answer the following questions. Highlight the answers on the organizer.Why is this selection a good example of realistic fiction?Why can Alejandro have a garden in the desert?Why does Alejandro work for hours in his garden?What are woodpeckers, thrashers, and roadrunners?What is the common physical characteristic shared by the animals that come to the garden?Why does the squirrel come to Alejandro’s garden?Why does Alejandro dig a water hole?What happened to make Alejandro realize the animals did not feel safe near the house?Why did the animals ignore the first water hole?What is a good word to describe Alejandro when he refused to give up on the idea of providing water for the animals?What makes the second water hole different from the first one?How does Alejandro know when animals are at the second water hole?How does Alejandro fix the problems with the first water hole?Explain the meanings of the story’s title, Alejandro’s Gift. What gift does Alejandro intend to give? What gift does he receive?