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Glossary of Big Moon Tortilla

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Who are the main characters in Big Moon Tortilla?
Marta Enos, Grandmother
Where did this story take place?
Desert, Arizona
When did this story take place?
Spring, Summer, April
What happened in the beginning of this story?
Marta finished her homework, smelt Grandmother's tortillas, and opened a window.
What was Marta's first disaster?
Her homework blew out the window.
What was Marta's second disaster?
Marta tried to save a page of her homework from the dog. Her glasses fell off and she stepped on them.
What happened to Marta's glasses?
They fell off her head and she stepped on them. The glasses broke in half.
Grandmother told Marta that when we have a problem, we must what?
Choose what we will be.
What options did Grandmother sing to Marta?
Tree, Rock, Mountain Lion, Eagle
What happened in the middle of the story?
Marta went to her Grandmother for advice about her problems.
What happened at the end of the story?
Marta chose to be an eagle and do her homework over.
Extra Credit - What does it mean to be a tree?
To stand up tall in the desert and look all ways at once.
Extra Credit - What does it mean to be a rock?
Sit still, seeing nothing and saying nothing.
Extra Credit - What do you think Grandmother meant when she said, "You have to be a strong mountain lion?"
Fierce and ready to fight for what is right.
Extra Credit - What do you think Grandmother meant when she said, "Sometimes, the wisest thing is to be an eagle and fly?"
When the eagle is high up, it sees how small the earth is. It sees howsmall the problem is.
Who did Marta go to for advice?
Grandmother

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