Genre - Play A play is a story written to be performed. It has characters and events.
Vocabulary Strategy – Dictionary/Glossary You can use a dictionary or a glossary to find out the meaning of a word. A glossary is a part of a book. It lists important words and their meanings. A dictionary is its own book. It gives meanings of most of the words a language. The words in a dictionary or a glossary are listed in alphabetical order.
Comprehension Skill – Character and Setting Characters are the people in a story. You can learn about characters by noticing what they say and do, and by noticing how they interact with other characters. The setting is the time and place of a story. What Character Says What Character Does How Character Interacts Character
Comprehension Strategy – Monitor and Fix-up Good readers make sure they understand what they read. If they don’t, they may use text features to fix up the problem. A play’s text features can help you. For example, directions in parentheses tell you how a character should speak and act.
Vocabulary Duke Dungeon Furiously Genius Majesty Noble Peasant Porridge
Duke A ruler; nobleman of the highest title, ranking just below a prince
Dungeon A dark underground room or cell to hold prisoners
Furiously Powerfully; with unrestrained energy and speed
Genius Person having very great natural power of mind
Majesty Beauty; title used in speaking to or of a king, queen, emperor, etc.
Noble Grand; high or great by birth, rank, or title
Peasant Worker; Farmer of the working class in Europe, Asia, and Latin America
Which detail is the best clue that the king was probably a harsh ruler? He sent the cook to cooking school He sent the peasant to the dungeon He gave the duke glue to eat
Why did the King have a contest? He wanted to find the best husband for his daughter He wanted a way to get the peasant out of trouble He wanted someone to identify what he had made
Why did the King think he could make a soup that would be better than the cook’s soup? He believed that he could do anything he wanted to do He had read a recipe before going into the kitchen He had been to a special cooking school
What is the most likely reason the King wanted his daughter to marry the winner of his contest? He doubted the duke could take care of his daughter He believed only someone rich and royal could win He wanted his daughter to live happily ever after
What was the best proof that the king’s glue actually worked? The duke could not speak The king began making more The cook did not know what it was
Why did the duke choke on the king’s dish? The king slapped him on the back. It was not finished cooking. It was not good enough to eat.
How did the peasant show that he was the real genius in this selection? He made the king feel proud about the glue He delivered vegetables to the princess every day He tricked the duke into leaving the castle
How were the peasant and the duke alike in the way that they treated the King? They both gave the King more praise than he probably deserved.
What is unusual about where the King will spend most of his time in the near future? Kings do not usually spend most of their time in the kitchen.