Zapato Power

Lesson 10


Explain how Freddie Ramos shows confidence by using details to describe characters and how characters respond to major events and challenges.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Springs Into Action by Jacqueline Jules  — Ch. 1

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Target Task


Freddie Ramos is confident in himself. In what ways does Freddie Ramos show confidence?

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Key Questions


  • Why does the author include words in capitals? Why does the author include words in bold? How do they make the reader feel?
  • What do pp. 1-3 show about Freddie? (Key things: illustrations, "I was ready to help.")
  • Describe Gio. Why is he upset?
  • Why does Freddie decide to chase after the ball?
  • What does Freddie mean by "he couldn't save Gio from Mrs. Tran, his mother, and his sister, Maria"?
  • On p. 10, why does Freddie use his Zapato Power to get out of there fast?
  • Why does Freddie say, "Superheroes don't always have time to get dressed"?
  • Describe Freddie and Mr. Vaslov's relationship.

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.2.3 — Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

  • RL.2.6 — Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

  • RF.2.4 — Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.