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1 The Baker Heater league and 11:59 By: Nicole Webb, Sammie Faldowski,and Verenise pastrano

2 The Baker Heater League Patricia C. McKissack

3 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.

4 Setting Porter houses or train stations

5 Point of view Non Fiction. It is written in 3 rd person.

6 Plot Old story tellers get together and talk about old train legends.

7 important vocabulary Berth- upper bunk on a train Thwarted- prevent someone from accomplishing something.

8 Characters and Character traits. Daddy Joe-strong, tall, exaggerated Casey- Strong, Brave, Porter

9 Theme Theme: Stories that are passed down by tall tales always change and get exaggerated by the likings of the narrator.

10 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 11:59 Patricia McKissack

12 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.

13 Setting Lesters apartment and the train station.

14 Point of view Fiction 3 rd person 1 st person 3 rd person

15 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.

16 IMPORTANT VOCABULARY Finery: Fancy clothing and/ or accessories Porters: Porters often made the berths for passengers on trains, and other accommodations

17 Character and character traits Lester: old car porter, brave Tip: strong car porter

18 Theme No porter can escape the 11:59 train when the whistle blows.

19 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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