What Makes a Good Friend?

Lesson 1

Objective

Explain what the author wanted us to learn by asking and answering questions about key details in a text.

Make connections to what it means to be a good friend and part of a strong team.

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

What lesson did Ruthie learn? How can you use that lesson at school?

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Key Questions

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  • Why does Ruthie lie about the camera?

  • How does Ruthie feel after saying the camera was hers? Why?

  • What advice do Ruthie’s parents give her? Why?

  • Why did Mrs. Olsen’s desk seem so far away?

  • How does Mrs. Olson respond when Ruthie admits she did not take the camera? How does that make Ruthie feel?

  • How did Ruthie’s feelings change from the beginning of the story to the end? Why?

Vocabulary

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truth     (n.)

what really happened

lie     (n.)

something that is not true

courage     (n.)

the ability to do something even when it is hard

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.1.1 — Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

  • RL.1.3 — Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.