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The Baker Heater league and 11:59 By: Nicole Webb, Sammie Faldowski,and Verenise pastrano
The Baker Heater League Patricia C. McKissack
Patricia McKissack She has written over one hundred about African Americans. And got lots of awards for those books. She was a teacher and editor of children's books before she became a writer.
Setting Porter houses or train stations
Point of view Non Fiction. It is written in 3 rd person.
Plot Old story tellers get together and talk about old train legends.
important vocabulary Berth- upper bunk on a train Thwarted- prevent someone from accomplishing something.
Characters and Character traits. Daddy Joe-strong, tall, exaggerated Casey- Strong, Brave, Porter
Theme Theme: Stories that are passed down by tall tales always change and get exaggerated by the likings of the narrator.
Questions I would ask Why do you think the story tellers change or exaggerate the story? What does Thwarted mean? What does the word berth mean?
11:59 Patricia McKissack
She has written over one hundred about African Americans. And got lots of awards for those books. She was a teacher and editor of children's books before she became a writer.
Setting Lesters apartment and the train station.
Point of view Fiction 3 rd person 1 st person 3 rd person
PLOT/ CONFLICT Lester tells tall tales about how nobody can ever escape the 11:59. When he hears the whistle of the 11:59 train, he tries to escape the train.
IMPORTANT VOCABULARY Finery: Fancy clothing and/ or accessories Porters: Porters often made the berths for passengers on trains, and other accommodations
Character and character traits Lester: old car porter, brave Tip: strong car porter
Theme No porter can escape the 11:59 train when the whistle blows.
Questions Who is a car porter and what do they do? What is finery and give an example of finery? Name a character in this story?
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