What Makes a Good Friend?

Lesson 11


Describe how the narrator’s relationship with Jeremy Ross changes, by asking and answering questions about character feelings. 

Make connections to how friendships and feelings can change and what we can learn from each other.

Readings and Materials

Target Task


Why do the narrator and Jeremy Ross become friends? 

There is something great about everyone, and we should find what is special or wonderful about all of our teammates.

Mastery Response


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Key Questions


  • Why is the narrator’s summer not starting out as a perfect summer?

  • What does the narrator think about enemy pie? Why? 

  • What does the narrator have to do for the day? Why? 

  • How has the narrator changed? Why? 

  • Why does the narrator feel relieved? What does he notice about the enemy pie?

  • End: Do you think enemy pie actually exists?




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.

  • SL.1.2 — Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.