Zapato Power

Lesson 5


Explain if Freddie is a superhero by using details to retell how characters respond to major events and challenges.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off by Jacqueline Jules  — Ch. 5

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Target Task


Freddie wants to be a superhero. Do his actions at school make him a superhero? Defend why or why not.

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Key Questions


  • Why does Freddie say it's "not easy to be a hero when you go to elementary school"?
  • Why was Freddie worried about getting caught? Did anyone notice?
  • Why does Freddie decide to keep his superpower a secret?
  • How does Freddie feel after helping Jason? Why?
  • Why does Freddie "raise his hand like a rocket"? What does this description show?
  • How does Freddie help Maria? Why?
  • Why does the author repeat the phrase "ZOOM! ZOOM! ZAPATO!"?





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Common Core Standards

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

  • RL.2.4 — Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

  • 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.