Cause and Effect
Have students identify cause-and-effect
relationships in the story. For instance,
you may point out that when Sonia
heard that the theater may be torn
down, she became sad. As a result,
she then researched the history of the
theater at the library.
Have students identify the setting and
events that occur on this page. For
instance, remind students that Sonia
and her mother were walking to the
library on the previous page. On this
page, Sonia is in the library reading
about the history of the Colonial
Reading an Image
Have students look at the picture on
page 115. Ask:
Where’s Sonia in this picture?
What do you see in this picture that
helps you identify the setting?
What’s Sonia doing?
Sonia goes to the library. She looks up information
about the Colonial Theater. It was built in 1903.
Famous people performed on its stage. A very famous
magician named The Great Houdini performed there in
1917. In 1958 the theater appeared in a scary movie called
. “What a history!” thinks Sonia.
Where does Sonia go
What does she do
When was the
When did he perform
In what movie did
the Colonial Theater
Where did Sonia go
after her walk?
What did Sonia do
when she got there?
What did she find
out about the year in
which the theater was
Who performed at the
What kind of
performance was it?
When did that
In what historic
event did the theater
participate in 1958?
How does Sonia
find out about the
What books might
Sonia be using to find
out about the theater?
What types of
have taken place at
What makes the
Skills and Strategies