2 Genre – Modern Fairy Tale Modern fairy tales are fairy tales that are set in modern times. Like all fairy tales, they are stories with magical characters and events.
3 Vocabulary Strategy – Synonyms Sometimes when you are reading, you see a word you don’t know. The author may use a synonym for that word. A synonym is a word that has almost the same meaning as another word.
4 Comprehension Skill – Author's Purpose An author may write to persuade, inform, entertain, or express ideas or feelings. Often an author has more than one purpose.
5 Comprehension Strategy – Story Structure Active readers note the structure of fictional stories.Problem or Goal of the StoryRising Action (Building up to the Climax)Climax (Where the Conflict is Confronted)Outcome (Where the Conflict is Resolved)