Presentation on theme: "How Tia Lola Came to Stay"— Presentation transcript:
1 How Tia Lola Came to Stay Fourth GradeUnit 6 Week 3Kristi Goggans
2 Genre – Realistic Fiction Realistic fiction is made up, but the characters and events are so lifelike that the story seems as if it must be true.
3 Vocabulary Strategy – Context Clues Sometimes you can use context clues – the words and sentences around an unknown word – to help you figure out the meaning of the word.
4 Comprehension Skill – Character and Theme What the characters in a story do and say give clues about what they are like.The theme is the underlying meaning of a story.The author may state the theme or the reader has to think about the story in order to figure out the theme.A reader must have proof from the story to support a theme.
5 Comprehension Strategy – Summarize As you read a story, summarize the characters’ goals and how they try to reach them. Ask yourself, “ What are the characters like as they try to reach their goals? Do they succeed? Summarizing will help you figure out the theme of the story.
10 Hiding or moving about in a secret and sly manner LurkingHiding or moving about in a secret and sly manner
11 Mixing board for paints PalettesMixing board for paints
12 Strange or odd in an interesting, pleasing, or amusing way QuaintStrange or odd in an interesting, pleasing, or amusing way
13 Similar appearance; likeness ResemblanceSimilar appearance; likeness
14 What is the most likely reason the author described the photographs of Colonel Charlebois as a boy? To explain why he was unhappyTo tell about his baseball uniformTo show that he loved baseball
15 Miguel had to write a letter to Colonel Charlebois because - The colonel didn’t want to answer the telephoneMiguel’s family didn’t have a phoneMiguel didn’t have the colonel’s phone number
16 Which of these events happened last in the story? Miguel found photographs that showed the colonel as a boyThe colonel accepted an invitation from Miguel’s Tia LolaMiguel and his team began practicing in the colonel’s field.
17 Which of these is an important theme from the story? People from different backgrounds can have fun togetherSports are only enjoyed by young people and their familiesPhotographs show people, places, and events from the past.
18 They seemed to know what would happen At the beginning of the story, how were Tia Lola and Colonel Charlebois alike?They seemed to know what would happenThey enjoyed telling stories to childrenThey had unusual ways of doing things.
19 When Tia Lola said she planned to “change a hard heart” she meant that she would change - The colonel’s mind by making him happyHer mind and repaint the house whiteMiguel’s family about moving back to New York.
20 What kind of person was Tia Lola? NoisyCleverNervous
21 Which of these is an important theme from the story? A person’s time is as valuable as moneyA person who is kind has no friendsA person’s face is the window to their heart
22 The old photograph The answering machine The trimmed hedges Which of these gave Tia Lola her best clue for what would probably make Colonel Charlebois happy?The old photographThe answering machineThe trimmed hedges
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