Presentation on theme: "Story Title: The Last Dragon. Susan Miho Nunes Chris Soentpiet."— Presentation transcript:
Story Title: The Last Dragon
Susan Miho Nunes Chris Soentpiet
Genre: Realistic Fiction Realistic characters and events come to life in a fictional plot.
Selection Summary Peter is unhappy to spend a summer in Chinatown with Great Aunt-until he finds and decides to fix up a New Year’s dragon. Enlisting the aid of neighbors and shopkeepers, Peter makes many friends and brings the tattered dragon back to its former glory.
KEY CONCEPT Traditions that people use to celebrate the coming of a new year.
characters “A man stood on the sidewalk and painted a new sign on a restaurant window…the red characters looked strong and fierce, too.”
Characters: symbols or letters used in printing or writing.
fierce “The red characters looked strong and fierce.”
Fierce: wild and mean; dangerous
homage “She grumbled about how the dragons of her childhood were royal in appearance and received the homage of every living thing.”
Homage: special public honor
snaked “First slowly, then with ever- quickening steps, he snaked among the tables and around the room.”
snaked: moved in a winding and twisting way.
teeming “And so the Last Dragon paraded through the teeming streets of Chinatown.”
Teeming: full, crowded
companions “His only companions were his severed tail, two empty shipping crates, and a jar of salted duck eggs.”
Companions: a group that keeps someone from being alone.
scraggly “The last dragon had a faded face, a scraggly crest, and no eyes.”
Scraggly: shabby or torn
Summarize Peter finds a new challenge when he discovers a dusty dragon costume. As you read, stop and summarize the steps he uses to solve his problem.
Drawing Conclusions We are Active Readers! Active Readers “read between the lines” and draw conclusions about characters and events based on story details. Many different conclusions can be drawn from the same detail!
Adjectives An adjective is a word that describes a noun. Adjectives can tell what kind or how many. The words a, an, and the are special adjectives called articles. Use a before a word that begins with a consonant sound. Use an before a word that begins with a vowel sound. The articles a and an refer to any person, place, or thing. The article the refers to a particular person, place, or thing.