Keena Ford

Lesson 11


Explain how Keena’s feelings about second grade change by identifying evidence that shows character feelings and character change.

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Target Task


How do Keena’s feelings about second grade change? Why?

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Key Questions


  • How does Keena feel when she is shopping? Why?

  • On p. 32 Keena says, "I have decided that I will probably hate second grade." Why does she say this?

  • Why does Keena start her journal with the sentence "I LOVE second grade!!!!"? Why did her feelings change?

  • How does Eric feel about the first day of school? How do you know? (Push them to notice the evidence that shows that he isn't quite as happy as Keena is.)




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Common Core Standards

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

  • RL.2.6 — Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

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