What Makes a Good Friend?

Lesson 7


Explain what Jamaica and Brianna learn by asking and answering questions about character motivations and feelings.

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Target Task


Writing Prompt

How did Jamaica and Brianna feel at the end of the book and why?

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Key Questions


  • How does Jamaica feel about her boots? How does Brianna influence how she is feeling? Use the word “jealous” in your answer.

  • How does Jamaica feel about her new boots? How does Brianna influence how she is feeling?

  • What does Jamaica say to Brianna? Why does she say this?

  • Why does Jamaica change her mind about her boots?

    What does she learn?



influence     (v.)

to affect someone else’s thoughts or feelings

jealous     (adj.)

feeling upset by what someone else has or does

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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.