Keena Ford

Lesson 10


Describe the relationship between Keena and her father by identifying and describing evidence that shows character relationships and feelings.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up by Melissa Thomson  pp. 18 – 28

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Target Task


Describe the relationship between Keena and her father.

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Key Questions


  • What is a compromise? Does Keena fully understand what it means to make a compromise?
  • What does the detail "he looked at me like I was a little bit crazy" mean? What does the description show about Keena's dad?
  • Why does Keena like going to the coffee shop with her father?
  • Why does Keena not want to be in a class with all girls?
  • What advice does Keena's dad give her? Why?









For this target task students need to reference the conversation that Keena and her father have about the fact that she and Eric are in different classes. This conversation shows that he is supportive and that he tries to offer guidance and advice even if he isn't around all the time.

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.2.3 — Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

  • RF.2.4 — Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.