How Tia Lola Came to Stay. Fourth Grade Unit 6 Week 3 Kristi Goggans. Genre – Realistic Fiction. Realistic fiction is made up, but the characters and events are so lifelike that the story seems as if it must be true . Vocabulary Strategy – Context Clues.
Unit 6 Week 3
Realistic fiction is made up, but the characters and events are so lifelike that the story seems as if it must be true.
Sometimes you can use context clues – the words and sentences around an unknown word – to help you figure out the meaning of the word.
What the characters in a story do and say give clues about what they are like.
The theme is the underlying meaning of a story.
The author may state the theme or the reader has to think about the story in order to figure out the theme.
A reader must have proof from the story to support a theme.
As you read a story, summarize the characters’ goals and how they try to reach them. Ask yourself, “ What are the characters like as they try to reach their goals? Do they succeed? Summarizing will help you figure out the theme of the story.
Gives as an effect or a result; provides
A military rank below General
A gleam or a flash
Hiding or moving about in a secret and sly manner
Mixing board for paints
Strange or odd in an interesting, pleasing, or amusing way
Similar appearance; likeness
To explain why he was unhappy
To tell about his baseball uniform
To show that he loved baseball
The colonel didn’t want to answer the telephone
Miguel’s family didn’t have a phone
Miguel didn’t have the colonel’s phone number
Miguel found photographs that showed the colonel as a boy
The colonel accepted an invitation from Miguel’s Tia Lola
Miguel and his team began practicing in the colonel’s field.
People from different backgrounds can have fun together
Sports are only enjoyed by young people and their families
Photographs show people, places, and events from the past.
They seemed to know what would happen
They enjoyed telling stories to children
They had unusual ways of doing things.
The colonel’s mind by making him happy
Her mind and repaint the house white
Miguel’s family about moving back to New York.
A person’s time is as valuable as money
A person who is kind has no friends
A person’s face is the window to their heart
The old photograph
The answering machine
The trimmed hedges