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The Horned Toad Prince. Unit 1 Week 4 Kristi Goggans. 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 . Vocabulary Strategy – Synonyms.

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The Horned Toad Prince

Unit 1 Week 4

Kristi Goggans

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.

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.

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.

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)










  • Plain


  • Caught with ropes


  • Channel for water


  • Kind act


  • Upset


  • Deal


  • Screamed

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

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

At first, Reba Jo wanted to stay near the riverbed to…

  • Lasso a vulture

  • Get her hat

  • Find a talking horned toad

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.

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.

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.

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

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

What is the most important lesson that Reba Jo learns in this story?

  • Respect your parents

  • Keep your promises

  • Always try your best

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

Why did the toad speak Spanish?

  • He was a Spanish prince.

Why did the prince leave Reba Jo so suddenly?

  • He wanted to make a point about keeping your promises.

What was the ONE clue that this story is a fantasy?

  • The horned toad talked.

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