Keena Ford

Lesson 17 - Writing

Objective

Write a letter to Keena describing what she should do by stating a claim and supporting the claim with details from the text and personal connections.

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Target Task

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Write a letter to Keena describing what you think she should do next and why.

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Key Questions

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  • The discussion before writing should support the following essential questions:

      What does it mean to be honest? Why is it important to show honesty in our everyday lives? How do other people influence the decisions you make in your life? How can we learn from our mistakes?

  • What does it mean to be honest? Why is it important to show honesty in our everyday lives?

  • How do other people influence the decisions you make in your life?

  • How can we learn from our mistakes?

  • What does it mean to be honest? Why is it important to show honesty in our everyday lives?

  • How do other people influence the decisions you make in your life?

  • How can we learn from our mistakes?

Vocabulary

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Review all vocabulary

Notes

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This is the second writing-about-reading/advice-giving day. Similar to the first day, have students retell and chart key plot events before they think about the lessons that Keena should be learning. Student advice should be connected to key plot events. After students have brainstormed the lessons that Keena should be learning have them write an advice letter to Keena.

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.2.2 — Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

  • RL.2.5 — Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

  • W.2.1 — Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.