3means to tell ways in which things are alike and different. To compare andmeans to tell ways in which things are alike and different.contrast
4It may help to think about where the story takes place. Summarizing a story means telling the story in a short way. Make sure to tell the important parts.It may help to think about where the story takes place.It may help to think about the beginning, middle and end.It may help to think about who the story is about.
5What does the author want you to know? The theme of a story is a big idea you can learn from reading and thinking about the story.What might happen in your life that can help you understand the big idea?What does the author want you to know?Do the characters learn a lesson?
6A story’s plot is what happens in the beginning, middle and end of the story. In many stories the events of the story tell how a character’s problem is solved.
7Jan and her family must move away. BeginningMiddleEndJan and her family must move away.Jan packs her things and looks out the window as they travel to their new home.Jan finds that her new home has new and familiar things. The best things are still the same.
8Jan’s problem in the beginning was she was not sure about moving to a new house. By the end, Jan had moved to a new place. She understood about how things stay the same and change.
9Beginning Middle End Ruby’s egg was the last to hatch. Ruby did everything in her own time. She grew up and flew off.Ruby came back with her own family.
10The problem in this story is Ruby was always the last duckling to do things. She flew off and her dad didn’t know if she would come back.In the end, Ruby came back. She had her own family! It is okay that Ruby does things in her own time.
11Beginning Middle End Toad planted his seeds and wanted them to grow. Toad shouted, read, sang, and played music trying to get the seeds to grow.When Toad fell asleep, the seeds came up on their own.
12Toad’s problem in the story is he wants his seeds to grow. In the end, Toad’s seeds grow all on their own.
13Knowing about the plot of a story will help you become a super reader!