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CHALLENGING WORDS biplane clumsy company directions forgetful hiccupped monoplane purred trapeze twitched SUMMARY Mr. Putter’s love of toys is almost as strong as his affections for his cat. Are Mr. Putter and Tabby too old to play with airplanes? --- Conversation Questions--- (1) Tell me where the setting of our story is in the beginning. (Answer) The toy store. (Follow Up) Why was Mr. Putter at the toy store? (2) Imagine how Mr. Putter felt on his way home with the plane. (Answer) Any logical answer. (Follow Up) Share with me how Tabby felt. (3) Guess how Mr. Putter felt when he was able to finally fly the plane. (Answer) Any logical answer. (Follow Up) Have you ever flown a remote control plane or seen one being flown? (4) Compare a time you had with Mr. Putter’s difficulty in getting the plane to fly. (Answer) Any logical answer. (Follow Up) Describe how Tabby the cat was acted while he was having trouble. (5) The little boy in the story becomes a hero. Define hero. (Answer) A person admired for their achievements and qualities. (Follow Up) Tell me someone you think is a hero. (6) Explain what happened to the little boy whenever the shy boy flew the airplane. (Answer) He became strong, sure and happy. (Follow Up) Who sis the little boy remind Tabby of? (7) Describe the plane that Mr. Putter bought. (Answer) It was white and red with two wings on each side and had a remote control. (Follow Up) Name another toy that might come with a remote control. (8) Find what Mr. Putter promised Tabby she could have when they got home from the store. (Answer) A nice cup of tea with lots of cream and a warm English muffin. (Follow Up) Have you ever had an English muffin? (9) Tell me what Mr. Putter felt like when he let the children take turns flying the airplane. (Answer) A proud grandpa. (Follow Up) Does Mr. Putter have any other family members? (10) Look for what the book said Mr. Putter had and was all he needed. (Answer) Tabby the cat. (Follow Up) Do you have a pet cat, or any other kind of pet? Activities 1. Write a set of instructions explaining how to start a toy plane, toy car, or other remote control motorized toy. 2. Pretend you are the little boy and write a thank you note to Mr. Putter for giving you the airplane. 3. Imagine going to a toy store and you could choose anything to take home with you. What would it be and why? Use descriptive words telling what toy you would choose. 4. Write another chapter to the book about Mr. Putter and Tabby. Introductions 1. . Have a remote control vehicle or airplane. Ask the children if they have ever driven or flown one. Today our story is about a man who loves toys, airplanes in particular. Let’s read to se if he has any of his own or gets any. 2. Have pictures of many different kinds of airplanes old and new. Discuss with children if they have ever flown or want to fly. Today our story is about a man who loved airplanes as a young boy, let’s read and see if he still likes them. 3. Have different toys, plane included. Ask children if they like playing with toys, and which one of these they would choose if they could play with them. We are going to read about a man who loves toys, one kind of toy in particular. Let’s read and see what he likes so much. Book: Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly The Plane Author: Cynthia Rylant Illustrator: Arthur Howard ISBN: 0-15-256353-2 # of Text Pages: 18 AR: 3.5 LEX: 460 Building Oral Vocabulary 6 trapeze 8 monoplanes 29 clumsy Prediction Questions 6 What toy do you think Mr. Putter likes best? 11 What do you think Mr. Putter is going to do with the plane? 17 How do you think Tabby felt? This resource is made available by THE LEARNING CORPSS-Barren County School system, an AmeriCorps program, funded in part by the Kentucky Commission on Community and Volunteer Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
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