2Genre – Historical Fiction Historical fiction is based on real events in history, but it is a story to which the author has added details from his or her imagination.
3Vocabulary Strategy – Homonyms/Homographs Homonyms are spelled and pronounced the same, but they are words with different meanings and histories.Homographs are spelled the same but are pronounced differently and have different meanings.
4Comprehension Skill – Author’s Purpose An author might have more than one reason for writing a story. Four common reasons are to persuade, to inform, to entertain, and to express ideas and feelings.
5Comprehension Strategy – Predict Good readers think about the author’s purpose of a story. Before you read an article or a story, look it over to predict the author’s purpose so you will have an idea of how to read the piece.While you read, use the author’s purpose to predict what he or she might write next.
15When the ship carried coal, the children lived ashore because the coal - Was a very dangerous cargoFilled every room of the shipTook a long time to transport
16Which of these events happened last in our story? The family had picnics in JapanThe youngest child Ena was bornAlbert began skipping school
17The children probably got their animals - As gifts from family membersFrom countries they visitedAs payment for doing their chores
18How were Albert and Miss Shipman alike? They were strong-mindedThey were hard-workingThey were kind-hearted
19Which of these events happened first in the story? The storm in the China Sea damaged the shipMiss Shipman and the children sat on the floorThe children helped tie the furniture to the railing
20The mother in this story can best be described as -- PracticalFoolishLonely
21Which of these happened after Captain Masden became a steamship captain? The governess came aboard to be the teacherThe children lived on land all the timeThe mother gave birth to baby Ena
22What happened when the John Ena “quivered a strange quiver and slowly righted herself?” The boat shook and then straightened upThe boat sped through the water and then stoppedThe boat rocked to one side and then the other
23In what way was the crew like a family to the children in the story? They watched over the children to make sure they did not get hurt
24What is the most likely reason the Madsen family chose Hawaii for their home? It was surrounded by the ocean.