Explain why the chapter is titled “The Mysteries Begin” by using details to retell key events and how characters respond to major events and challenges.
Book: Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off by Jacqueline Jules — Ch. 3
Why is chapter three titled “The Mysteries Begin”?
How did Freddie feel after his conversation with Uncle Jorge? Why?
What mystery is Freddie trying to investigate?
How does Mr. Vaslov respond when Freddie asks for the box? Why?
What clues did Freddie find on the box? Will the clues help him solve the mystery? Why or why not?
What happened to Freddie's dad? Why does Freddie think about his dad when he is looking at the box?
Why does Freddie not use his Zapato Power to get home at the end of the chapter? What does this show about him?
For this target task question the key is that students understand that chapter titles often summarize the key ideas of a chapter. By explaining why the chapter is titled "The Mysteries Begin," students should be able to retell the major events of the chapter. After this lesson, students should always be challenged to stop and reflect about the chapter titles and what they signify either before or after reading the chapter.