Realistic fiction tells a story about characters and events that are like those in real life.
Characters in realistic fiction might tell an anecdote. An anecdote may be told when the author wants to introduce an event that happened in a character's past.
What is Cooper's dog's name?
What did Cooper's mom ask him to buy at the store?
How does Cooper feel about going to Mr. Lee's store? WHY does he feel that way?
What did Cooper do with his mother's hairbrush?
used it to brush his own hair
traded it to buy some green tea
used it to brush Catso's fur
Why did the author say that "Cooper's heart sank" in paragraph 20?
because Cooper was sad when he realized that he cannot afford a new hairbrush for his mom
because Cooper was confused when he noticed that he needs to brush Catso more but doesn't know which brush to use
because Cooper was sad when he realized that Mr. Lee is too busy to help him find a new hairbrush for his mother
How does Mr. Lee punish Cooper for trying to steal the hairbrush?
by calling his mother and making Cooper explain what he did
by telling Cooper he would need to pay for the brush by bringing Mr. Lee all of his allowance for the next month
by making Cooper sweep the store and making him come back the next day
What does Cooper realize in paragraphs 49-50? Why is this IMPORTANT TO THE STORY?
Why did Cooper take the brush from Mr. Lee's store?
because he left all of his money at home
because he was too impatient to wait in line
because he thought Mr. Lee was making fun of him
because he saw that MR. Lee was busy with other customers
What job did Mr. Lee have in Korea?
a store owner
How did Cooper change in the story? (Use the words "at first... but then... " in your answer.)