5th Grade Power Point
Strategy Focus: Evaluate
Evaluate how well the author describes the
What adjectives would you use to describe Paul
When you used adjectives to describe him you were
able to understand the character. This means the
author was able to describe her character very well.
Comprehension Reading Skill: Author’s Viewpoint
How does the author feel about Paul Revere?
What is her opinion?
Cargo The freight carried by a vehicle
Colonies Territories governed by a parent country
Express Fast, direct
Liberty The right to act as one chooses; freedom from control
Oppose Against something or someone
Patriot A person who loves and defends their country; colonists
against British rule were called Patriots
Revolutionary Of or tending to promote radical political or social
Sentries Soldiers who stand at watch for danger or for people
without permission to pass
Taxes Fees for the support of government required to be paid by
people and business
What is the reading strategy of this story?
In what year did this story start?
The year is 1735.
What did they have too many of in Boston?
Boston had too many dogs.
What job did Paul Revere take over when his father
He became a silversmith.
What happened when Paul Revere went to defend
Fort William Henry on Lake George?
He sat around and did nothing.
What would best describe Paul Revere as an
He was always busy and trying to find new
ways to make money.
What was the secret club that Paul Revere
belonged to called?
He belonged to the Sons of Liberty.
How many lanterns did Paul Revere hang in the
Two, the English were coming by sea
What war was started because of the battles of Lexington
The Revolutionary War
Why do you think the author repeats the images of Paul
Revere running off while holding his hat to his head? (pg
I think it shows how busy he really was.
Why do you think the author included information about
the time Paul Revere spent at Lake George? (pg 265)
I think she wanted the readers to know that he
didn’t get to fight and he was probably bored.
How does the author show that Paul was too busy on page
The author tells the reader that Paul Revere forgot
what he was doing, wrote sloppily, was late for work
and made mistakes.
On pages 268-9, how do you know that the Sons of Liberty’s
plan was successful?
The author says that everything was done in an
orderly fashion and no one was hurt.
On page 272, what details help you know that Paul Revere is
a skilled ride?
He is able to turn his horse quickly and gallop across
the countryside without getting stuck in the mud.
There is a difference between a POSSESSIVE noun
and a contraction. Yes! They both have
apostrophes but they are different.
Possessive means possession (ownership)
Examples of a possessive: Miss Agajanian’s car;
Mrs. Curry’s house; Mrs. Fresch’s lunch
Contraction means to contract two words (bring
Examples of contractions: will not won’t ; do
not don’t ; can not can’t
Possessive Singular Noun has an ‘s
Possessive Plural Noun has an s’
Cows’ barn (more than 1 cow)
Irregular Nouns has an ‘s
Child’s (singular) ; children’s (plural)
Sheep’s (singular and plural)
Goose’s egg (singular) ; geese’s (eggs)
Man’s (singular) ; men’s (plural)
Anna sees a bolt of lightning
She and I hear the rumble of thunder.
The cats crawl over the sofa.
I see raindrops on the window.
I have learned about the American patriots.
A present tense verb and its subject must agree in
Add –s or –es to most verbs if the subject is singular.
DO NOT add –s or –es if the subject is plural or I or
Change the forms to be and have to agree with their
subjects. (is, are)