Zapato Power

Lesson 4


Explain why the chapter is titled “A Pretty Regular Night for a Superhero” by using details to retell key events and how characters respond to major events and challenges.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off by Jacqueline Jules  — Ch. 4

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Target Task


Why is chapter 4 titled "A Pretty Regular Night for a Superhero"?

Key Questions


  • Why does Mom value education?
  • What does Freddie do with his sneakers?
  • Why is he not telling mom right away?
  • Why does Freddie say "his whole life was about to change"?
  • Describe Freddie's mom.
  • Freddie's imagination takes over while he is reading with his mom. Describe.
  • Freddie said it was time to confess. Did he actually confess? Why or why not?
  • Who does Mom think sent the zapatos? Why?
  • Why does Freddie think he is a superhero? Is he?





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Common Core Standards

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

  • RL.2.5 — Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

  • 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.