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1. The Horned Toad Prince Unit 1 Week 4
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 dont 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 Story
Rising Action (Building up to the Climax)
Climax (Where the Conflict is Confronted)
Outcome (Where the Conflict is Resolved)
6. Vocabulary Prairie
7. Prairie Plain
8. Lassoed Caught with ropes
9. Riverbed Channel for water
10. Favor Kind act
11. Offended Upset
12. Bargain Deal
13. Shrieked Screamed
14. Why did the author tell us about how Reba Jo liked to spend her time?
To persuade the reader to start roping
To inform the reader on how to use a lasso
To introduce an unusual character in the story
15. When Reba Jo said that she would be in a peck of trouble, what does peck mean?
A basket full
A large amount
An unusual type
16. At first, Reba Jo wanted to stay near the riverbed to
Lasso a vulture
Get her hat
Find a talking horned toad
17. What happened right before the horned toad spoke to Reba Jo?
The vulture flew away.
A prairie storm blew in.
Reba Jo lost her hat in the well.
18. Which helps the reader to know that the setting of this story took place in a desert?
Reba Jo lost her hat in a well.
Reba Jo gave the horned toad chili to eat.
Reba Jo liked to lasso cacti.
19. Why did Reba Jo agree to do three favors for the horned toad?
She wanted to get her hat from the well.
She wanted him to do more things for her.
She had an idea that he might really be a prince.
20. What was the last favor the horned toad asked for?
To sing him a song
To let him sleep in her hat
To give him a kiss
21. When was the prince turned into a horned toad?
At the end of the story
Many years before the story began
Before he came to this country
22. What is the most important lesson that Reba Jo learns in this story?
Respect your parents
Keep your promises
Always try your best
23. Why did the author write this story?
To entertain with a funny story
To persuade readers to travel to the desert
To show why Reba Jo does not like horned toads
24. Why did the toad speak Spanish?
He was a Spanish prince.
25. Why did the prince leave Reba Jo so suddenly?
He wanted to make a point about keeping your promises.
26. What was the ONE clue that this story is a fantasy?
The horned toad talked.