Lesson: If the Shoe Fits

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Title: If the Shoe Fits
Author: Gary Soto
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Themes: Big families, money/poverty, self-esteem, appearance
 
Vocabulary:*
Said Substitutions:
3-pout
4-loafers
4-worthless
5-glinted
6-demanded
7-received
7-protested
yelled
answered
growled
begged
snapped
grunted
remarked
announced
protested
 
Pre-Read
1. Author study: Gary Soto
2. What are penny loafers? (the shoes)
 
Figurative Language
“If the shoe fits”
1-“…his home was as crowded as a bus.”
1-“hand-me-down clothes”
10-“Rigo’s mind whirled for an answer.”
 
Questions
1. What is Rigo’s problem at the very beginning of the story? Do you think that that is a very big problem?
2. What happens the first time Rigo wears his shoes? What would you have done?
3. What predictions do you have after reading this page? (p.7)
4. What clues does the author give us to show that Rigo cares about his appearance? (p.8)
5. Rigo notices that his uncle’s shirt has paint on it and his pants are too long. He also notices that he is taller than his uncle.  What do you think Rigo is going to do?
6. Did Rigo’s opinion of hand-me-downs change? Why do you think it did/didn’t?
7. What is the author’s message?
8. Describe the setting.
9. What genre is this book?
 
Extensions
-making/adjusting/confirming predictions
 

Lesson Resources

If the Shoe Fits Soto   Lesson Plan
If the Shoe Fits text   Reading Passage

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