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  1. The Horned Toad Prince Compiled by Terry Sams PES& Latonia Wolfe DES By Jackie Mims Hopkins Illustrated by Michael Austin

  2. Study Skills • Genre: Modern Fairy Tale • Comprehension Skill: Author’s purpose • Comprehension Strategy: Story Structure • Comprehension Review Skill: Sequence • Vocabulary: Context clues

  3. Genre: Modern Fairy Tales • In modern fairy tales the characters and events are magical. • Modern fairy tales are set in modern or present day times . • Modern fairy tales are similar to regular fairy tales but are set in the present.

  4. Summary On the windy prairies of the Southwest, Reba Jo meets a horned toad who makes a deal with her. When Reba Jo doesn’t hold up to her end of the bargain, the horned toad is offended and asks for a simple kiss. That kiss unlocks a magical spell and the ugly toad becomes a prince!

  5. Comprehension Skill • Author’s Purpose is the author’s reason or reasons for writing this story. • Authors don’t usually tell you this. You have to figure the reasons out. • It might be to inform or teach, to entertain, to express their feelings, and to persuade or convince you.

  6. Comprehension Review Skill Sequence • Sequenceis the order of the events that occur in a story. • You can determine the order of events by clue words such asfirstandnext, in the beginning, then, following, after,andfinally. • Some story events may occur at the same time. • Other clue words to indicate sequence might be in the beginning, then, following, after, andfinally. • Other story events, such as flashbacks, are told out of order.

  7. Vocabulary Skill –Context Clues • When you see unfamiliar words, use context clues, or words around the unfamiliar word, to figure out its meaning. • The context may give a definition or an explanation. • Example: Animals that eat other animals are called predators • Sometimes a synonym is used as a context clue. • Example: Komodo dragons are carnivores, or meat-eaters.

  8. Let’s Practice Context CluesTE page 111c has a great T-chart activity to try.

  9. Research/Study Skill –illustration/caption/label • An illustration can be a photograph, drawing, or diagram. • A caption is the text that tells about the illustration. It is usually found below or next to the illustration. • A label is a word or phrase that names part of the illustration.

  10. Research/Study Skill –illustration/caption/label • What is the purpose of an illustration? • How does and illustration help you better understand the text? • How do the captions or labels help you understand the illustrations?

  11. Question of the Week • What is unique about the landscape of the Southwest?

  12. Day 2-Question of the Day • In what ways is the Southwestern setting important to The Horned Toad Prince?

  13. Day 3-Question of the Day – • What important lesson did Prince Maximillian teach Reba Jo?

  14. Day 4-Question of the Day - • How is the horned lizard suited to life in the Sonoran desert?

  15. Vocabulary - Say It • bargain • favor • lassoed • offended • prairie • riverbed

  16. More Words to Know • frontier • rodeo • sassy • twang • corral • suspiciously

  17. Weekly Fluency Check -Volume of Voice TE 111a • You will need to match your voice volume to the size of the room or group you are reading to. • Go to page 99 and let’s reread like a toad using a small voice when he speaks and increase our volume when we cries out .

  18. Literary Device –Dialect TE Pg. 111b • Dialect helps readers gain a sense of how characters from a particular group or region speak. Dialect differs from the standard English in pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. • Look at the word “howdy” on page 100 paragraph 3. What do you think it means? • What region do you think the father’s dialect is from? • Let’s list as many different greetings of different dialects as we can.

  19. Review Questions • How can you tell the setting of this story is a desert? • What does “a peck of trouble” mean in this story? • Why does the author describe how Reba Jo spent her time? • What is the most important thing Reba Jo learns?

  20. Review Questions • Why did the author write this story? • Why does Reba Jo do 3 favors for the toad? • Why does she want to stay near the riverbed at the beginning of the story?

  21. Fun Stuff • More on The Toad and the Prince • Web Quest • Quiz - Online • More Information • Vocabulary Quiz

  22. bargain An agreement to trade or exchange: deal

  23. favor act of kindness

  24. lassoed roped; caught with a long rope with a loop on the end

  25. offended hurt the feelings of someone: made angry

  26. prairie large area of level or rolling land with grass but few or no trees

  27. riverbed channel in which a river flows or used to flow

  28. shrieked made a loud, sharp, shrill sound

  29. sassy rude; lively; spirited

  30. twang to make a sharp, ringing, sound

  31. suspiciously without trust, doubtfully

  32. corral pen for horses, cattle, and so on

  33. frontier the farthest part of a settled country, where the wilds begin

  34. rodeo a contest or exhibition of skill in roping cattle, riding horses and bulls, and so on

  35. The sassy little girl was rude.

  36. The sassy little girl was rude.

  37. The teacher shrieked when she saw the snake!

  38. The teacher shrieked when she saw the snake!

  39. The Dollar Tree has a lot of great bargains.

  40. The Dollar Tree has a lot of great bargains.

  41. Would you do me a favor?

  42. Would you do me a favor?

  43. We saw fish in the riverbed.

  44. We saw fish in the riverbed.

  45. The boy was offended because I did not like his shirt.

  46. The boy was offended because I did not like his shirt.

  47. What type of Native Americans would live on a prairie.

  48. What type of Native Americans would live on a prairie?

  49. The cowboy lassoed a calf.

  50. The cowboy lassoed a calf.