2 moving In your groups, discuss the following questions. What would you miss the most if you moved away from your home?Have you ever moved away from a friend? Has a friend ever moved away from you? How did you feel?Now imagine moving somewhere where a different language is spoken…Have you ever wished you could speak a different language? Which one, and why?What kinds of activities help you learn new things?
3 vocabularyLook up the following words in your groups, and write them in your response logs:AlternatingAnticipationCemeteryDartedFaithRetracedScentWithdrew
4 connotationsConnotations are favorable or unfavorable meanings that words suggestThey are pairs of synonyms that have the same meaning, but may have positive or negative connotationsExample: scent, odorScent and odor have the same meaning, a smell, but scent has a positive connotation while odor has a negative connotationWhen you think of scent, you think of something that smells good, like a flower. When you think of odor, you think of something that smells bad, like garbageWhich vocab words have positive and negative connotations?
5 homophonesHomophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings.To understand their meanings, look for clues in the surrounding words and sentences.Scent and cent are homophones. Read the paragraph “From Spain to Mexico” on page 42 and try to figure out why scent is used and not cent.
6 Homophone practice Write sentences for each homophone pair. in, inn seem, seamone, wonflower, flour
7 Preview and predictRead the title and look through the illustrations in the storyAnswer the questions in box 1 in your reading response logWhat do the pictures tell you about the relationship between the dog and the girl?Who do you think the story will be mostly about?What do you notice in the margins? What does this information tell you?What do you want to discover about Faith and Eddie?
8 POP QUIZ!!! If something is alternating, what is it doing? What is an event you have thought about with anticipation?Why would someone go to a cemetery?What is something someone might have faith in?If a group of people retraced their steps, where did they walk?What object might have a pleasant scent?If you withdrew money from the bank, what would you be doing?
9 Let’s Read!Please turn to page 44 and follow along as we read Faith and Eddie.
10 Character (pages 44-45) How do we know what Eddie is like? What are some clues in the story so far that tell us something about Eddie’s character?If Eddie were a person, how would you describe him?
11 In your groups… (pages 46-49) Describe the characters, setting, and main events so farReview what we know so far to see if any of your predictions have come true. Then, make a new prediction as to what is going to happen next.
12 Character (pages 49-51) What have we learned about Coco so far? HINT: if you pay attention to how Faith responds to what Coco says and does, you can understand Coco even better Find something in the story a character says or does that reveals Coco’s character.Discuss at your tables:How does Coco respond to Faith?What do we find out about Faith from Coco?
13 Foreshadowing (pages 52-53) Foreshadowing: the hints an author gives about what might happen later in a story.These 2 events suggest foreshadowing in this story:Eddie says “the roof fell in” which means something serious has happened.Coco keeps checking her watch and pacing, which could mean that something that is supposed to happen is not happening on schedule.What other examples of foreshadowing can you find in the first 4 paragraphs under the heading “Electric Shoes?”Foreshadowing Video!
14 Mood Clip #1 Clip #3 Clip #2 Clip #4 Mood: the way the author makes YOU feel about a storyMood is created by:Word choiceImagery (vivid descriptions of setting, characters)In movies, directors create mood through:Dialogue, editing, music, lightingExamples of positive mood words:Amused, energetic, hopeful, joyous, light-hearted, relaxed, silly, touchedExamples of negative mood words:Annoyed, anxious, confused, frustrated, gloomy, nervous, scared, stressed, suspenseful, terrifyingAs you watch these clips, write down the MOOD words they make you feelClip #1 Clip #3Clip #2 Clip #4
15 Setting Setting: the time and place that events occur A change in the setting can affect the mood, or feeling, of the storyThe author uses the details of the setting and the characters’ emotions to help create the mood in a storyRe-read pages 55-57, and write down descriptive words and phrases that help create the moodWhat mood is created when Eddie howls at the moon?How does the mood change when Eddie sees the lights of Faith’s shoes?
16 POP QUIZ!On a separate sheet of paper, answer the following questions in complete sentences. Try to use as many details from the story as you can.Don’t forget to use a proper heading!First, Eddie chases after a stick. Then, he chases after Faith. What is different about the two chases?When Eddie first catches up to Faith on the dirt road toward town, why does she tell him to go away at first?Think about Faith. How does this character feel about living in San Cristobal de las Casas? How do you know?