This PowerPoint slideshow is a great introduction to the story, The Signmaker's Assistant, with elements such as: introduction to author and illustrator with photographs, summary, genre, genre descriptions, and 8 vocabulary words with pictures and sentences.
I use the vocabulary section of the PowerPoint as follows:
1. Have students read the vocabulary word.
2. Encourage predictions of definition.
3. Show definition.
4. Encourage predictions of sentence that matches picture.
5. Show sentence that matches picture.
Please feel free to change anything you would like in this PowerPoint. It is editable.