Zapato Power

Lesson 12


Explain why the chapter is titled “Inventions Take Time” by using details to retell key events and how characters respond to major events and challenges.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Springs Into Action by Jacqueline Jules  — Ch. 4

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Target Task


Why is chapter 4 titled “Inventions Take Time”?

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Key Questions


  • Why does the author start with the sentence "I'm not the most patient guy"? What does that show us about Freddie?
  • Why did Freddy say that keeping his super speed a secret was taking a lot of brainwork?
  • On p. 33 Freddie says that "he couldn't resist." What does it mean if you can't resist something? What could Freddie not resist? Why not?
  • Why did Freddie say that talking to Gio made him feel like a detective?
  • What does Freddie see in the toolshed? Why is he conflicted about what to do?






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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.