Zapato Power

Lesson 16


Explain why the chapter is titled “An Extra Button” 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. 8

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Target Task


Why is chapter 8 titled “An Extra Button”?

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Key Questions


  • What does it mean that "Starwood Park took care of (Mr. Vaslov) just like he always took care of them"?
  • Why did Mr. Vaslov call Freddie?
  • How did Freddie respond to Mr. Vaslov calling him a hero?
  • How did Mr. Vaslov know that Freddie had taken the wristband?
  • What powers did the wristband have? Were they the powers that Mr. Vaslov had wanted to create? Why? How does Freddie feel about the powers?
  • Freddie ends by asking for one more button. What do you think Freddie wants? Why?




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Common Core Standards

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

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