Presentation on theme: "Papa Tells Chita a Story"— Presentation transcript:
1Papa Tells Chita a Story Name ______________________________Papa Tells Chita a StoryBy Elizabeth Fitzgerald HowardIllustrated by Floyd CooperPrediction________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Author’s Purposeinform persuade entertain
2Papa Tells Chita a Story Focus Skills:To summarize important information in a textTo read and understand a historical fiction selectionTo use adjectives correctlyTo recognize the author’s use of figurative languageGenreHistorical Fiction- a story that is set in the past and portrays people, places, and events that did or could have happened.SummaryChita loves to hear Papa’s story of his adventures during the Spanish-American War. How much of the story is true?Reading StrategyReread to ClarifyIn this story, the author has both Papa and Chita tell parts of the story. This can confuse the reader who can lose the thread of the story. Rereading can help a good reader understand story events that they don’t understand at first.
3Why did the colonel need someone to carry a message across the island? Page18Why did the colonel need someone to carry a message across the island?Papa wanted to be brave, so he volunteered to go. What does this tell you about him?Page20Why did the horse refuse to enter the swamp?What has happened so far in the story?Page22realnot realWhat events so far are real and which are not?
4Why do you think Papa gets scared when it starts to get dark? 24Why do you think Papa gets scared when it starts to get dark?Why is climbing the hill so difficult?What challenges has Papa faced since the swamp?Page26How do you know Chita thinks the story is exciting?
5Story Map Why does the officer say Papa is extraordinarily brave? Why does Chita say her Papa was the bravest soldier?Story MapCharactersSettingPlot
6Think and RespondWhy does Chita love to hear Papa tell this story?______________________________________________________________________________________________________Why does Papa sometimes ask Chita what comes next?________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Why did Papa run away when he saw the eagle with her claws outstretched?Do you think the events happened exactly as Papa said they did? Why or why not?
7Use the graphic organizer to follow the following questions. Why does Chita like her special time with Papa?What does Papa work as now?What war does Papa fight in?Why does Chita know so much about Papa’s story ahead of time?What is the setting of Papa’s story?What did the colonel not have enough of?What does Papa do to solve the colonel’s problem?What kind of soldier did Papa convince the colonel he was?What or who was Majestic?What special property does oilskin have?Where does Papa try to sleep at night in his story?What does the officer in charge do when papa finally arrives with his message?Why could this story be called a tall tale?