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Encyclopedia Brown Unit 4 Week 5
Genre – Realistic Fiction Realistic Fiction tells about events that could really happen. The characters have feelings just like you.
Vocabulary Strategy – Synonyms and Antonyms Synonyms are words that mean almost the same thing. For example: Anxious and Nervous Antonyms are words with opposite minute. For example: Kind and Mean
Comprehension Skill - Plot A plot is found only in fiction. A plot begins when a character has a problem or conflict. Problem Rising Action Climax Resolution
Comprehension Strategy – Ask Questions Active readers ask themselves questions before they read, while they read, and after they read.
Lizards Kind of reptiles; reptiles with long bodies and tails, movable eyelids, and usually four legs
Reference Source of information
Reptiles Animals with scales; cold- blooded animals with backbones and lungs
Salamanders Type of animal; animals shaped like lizards, but related to frogs and toads
When and where did this story take place? In the morning at the aquarium In the evening at the Browns house During the night at Idavilles car wash
If Encyclopedia Brown did not live in Idaville, what would most likely happen? Some crimes would go unsolved. There would be no crimes committed. More crooks would move away from the town.
Why did the author write this story? To compare and contrast clues that are left at crime scenes To explain how to become a real-life detective To entertain with a story about a boy that solves crimes
What was the main reason that Chief Brown was stumped about the crime? The crook left very few clues Few people knew about the salamander The chief had never been to the aquarium
How are frogs and salamanders alike? They are birds. They are amphibians. They are reptiles.
What did Encyclopedia Brown need before he solved the crime? A picture of the stolen salamander A list of questions to ask each employee The specific details about the crime
Which event happened around the same time Dr. ODonnell examined the new crocodile? Mrs. King took a coffee break Sam Maine told a lie to the chief Chief Brown went to the aquarium
What is an important lesson in this story? It helps to pay careful attention to details It takes a lot of clues to solve a crime. Children make better detectives than adults.
Encyclopedia Brown showed that he had solved the crime when he-- Took his Dad to the back room of the aquarium Found the salamander at Mrs. Browns house Said that Sam was lying about his experience
Why did Sam Maine act suspicious of Mrs. King? He knew she had let visitors into the back room He wanted the police to think she was the thief He was trying to get her to stop volunteering
What is the most likely reason Sam Maine lied about his experience with taking care of animals? He lied because he wanted to get a job at the aquarium. He wanted to be hired.
In addition to working at the aquarium, what else did ODonnell, Mrs. Brown, or Sam Maine have in common? They all appeared to be busy doing other things when the salamander was stolen.
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