What Makes a Good Friend?

Lesson 10

Objective

Explain what Matthew and Tilly realize and why by asking and answering questions about character motivations, feelings, and actions.

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

What do Matthew and Tilly realize about friendship? Why?

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Key Questions

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  • What evidence does the author include to show that Matthew and Tilly are good friends? Give two specific examples.

  • The author says that “sometimes Matthew and Tilly got sick of each other.” What does it mean to be sick of someone?

  • How do Matthew and Tilly behave when they are “sick of each other”? Why?

  • How do Matthew and Tilly feel when they are playing alone? Why?

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Common Core Standards

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

  • RL.1.2 — Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

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